Well, when we left for our spring break adventures, I certainly didn’t intend to take such a long hiatus from the blog. Little did I realize how busy we would get upon our return. I’ll be back in a few days to share our adventures, give a few updates and then we’ll launch into some cooking around the world again. For today, however, I figured I would provide a little flashback to our first year of blogging. You see, I was reminded by Charlie Louie at Hotly Spiced that today is ANZAC Day, a day of remembrance for Australian and New Zealand veterans. She shares a fabulous story of her grandfather in WWII, so in honor of him and all veterans, here’s our ANZAC post from three years ago. Cheers!
As promised, we have one more delicious recipe from New Zealand. I think that to-date this has been my favorite cooking destination on this adventure and I know that many of these recipes will become part of our regular rotation. Earlier this week, Mr. N and I baked up these little gems – ANZAC Biscuits.
They are a traditional treat from both Australia and New Zealand and were often sent to soldiers in the Great War; thus the name Australian and New Zealand Army Corp or ANZAC biscuits. The traditional recipe is easy to make and the biscuits last for weeks without perishing.
Mr. N and I baked these up in about an hour. First we combined the flour, oats, coconut and sugar into a bowl. Next we melted the butter into the golden syrup. Golden syrup is absolutely crucial to this recipe and difficult to find. We ordered this can on Amazon. (I have since been able to source this at local groceries.)
Next we made a well in the dry ingredients and added the wet ingredients, mixing them together completely. Finally we placed teaspoon sized balls onto a greased cookie sheet and depressed them with a fork.
The ANZAC biscuits are divine when freshly baked. Mr. N really enjoyed these cookies fresh, but his enthusiasm waned the next day. Dad, Miss A and I on the other hand, have been eating these up all week (and that’s after giving several away). The recipe makes about 45 cookies. Once again, New Zealand gives us a tasty recipe! Cheerio mate!
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