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Saturday, April 23, 2011

ANZAC Day - 25 April

ANZAC Day is a special day for two reasons:
  1. Its my wife's birthday !!
  2. Its a national day of remembrance
ANZAC Day is a national day of remembrance in both New Zealand and Australia, commemorated on the 25th of April each year in both countries to honour those Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallopoli during World War 1.

For more information on this special day for each and every New Zealander click here.

ANZAC Biscuits
During World War 1, mothers and girlfriends of the men fighting in the war, baked nutritious Scotch Oats biscuits and sent them to their loved ones around the world.  These biscuits became famous when the soldiers fighting at Gallipoli ran short on food supplies and these biscuits became part of their staple diet.

Quick Recipe:
2 cups rolled oats.
1/2 cup sugar.
1/2 cup coconut.
1/2 cup flour.
Melt together 125g margarine and 2 tablespoons golden syrup.
Mix 1 teaspoon baking soda with 2 tablespoons boiling water.
Add this to the melted margarine then pour into the dry ingredients.
Mix well.
Place spoonfuls on a greased tray.
Bake in oven of 180 degrees Celsius for 15 minutes.
Cool and store in an air tight container.
Eat and enjoy !!

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