ANZAC Biscuits

ANZAC BiscuitsWhat else would you make on ANZAC Day?  I looked in a couple of recipe books and they all seem to have the same ingredients, just different quantities.  They are REALLY quick and easy to make so a great option for kids.

I followed this recipe, except that the version I had didn’t include the raisins and almonds.

UPDATE:  I found another recipe that I now prefer.  It’s got twice as much Oats and so doesn’t spread as thin as the other recipe.  Just a personal choice really 🙂  I also threw in some sultanas which worked out great!

For those of you who don’t what ANZAC Day is about for New Zealand, Anzac Day occurs on 25 April. It commemorates all New Zealanders killed in war and also honours returned servicemen and women.

Lest we ForgetThe date itself marks the anniversary of the landing of New Zealand and Australian soldiers – the Anzacs – on the Gallipoli Peninsula in 1915. The aim was to capture the Dardanelles, the gateway to the Bosphorus and the Black Sea. At the end of the campaign, Gallipoli was still held by its Turkish defenders.

Thousands lost their lives in the Gallipoli campaign: 87,000 Turks, 44,000 men from France and the British Empire, including 8500 Australians.  Among the dead were 2779 New Zealanders, about a fifth of those who served on Gallipoli.

My Great Grandfather’s first cousin, William Copland (a.k.a. William Thaxter) was killed 8th August 1915, aged 31, in Chunuk Bair, Gallipoli, Turkey.

 

 

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