Friday, 24 April 2015

Anzac Cookies

Today we commemorate Anzac day! For those who aren't from Australia, Anzac day is a day in which we pay tribute to all our soldiers, past and present, who have fought for our country. It really is a day of mixed emotion.

My family has a tradition that every Anzac day we go to the dawn service at the Shrine of Remembrance. They hold a really beautiful ceremony where they tell stories from the war and a soldier plays "The Last Post". It really is an amazing thing to experience (even at 5am in the morning). Check out a clip here if you want to have a listen :

For this Anzac day I decided what better way to celebrate than to make some delicious Anzac Day cookies. These cookies were created during World War One and are made of staples that were found in the cupboard of your everyday home, plus they were a special treat for the soldiers at war. They are super easy to make and are YUMMMMMMMMY!!!

Here is the recipe I used:

  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup raw sugar
  • 125grams butter
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon bicarb soda
Preheat your oven to 160C and get to trays ready with baking paper all lined and ready to go.

Start by mixing all your dry ingredients (flour, oats, coconut and sugars) in a large bowl, making sure they are mixed nicely.

Then place the butter, maple syrup and water in a small pot and heat on the stove until all the butter has melted. Be sure to stir the mixture as it melts. Add in you bicarb soda once the mixture is done heating.

Combine your wet mixture into the bowl with the dry and stir it all together. Roll the mixture into balls and flatten each ball on the tray for it is a a couple of cms thick.

Place these in the oven and cook for about 15-20mins or until golden brown.

Once out of the oven, wait till they cool down, grab yourself a cup of tea and enjoy!!!

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