Make my traditional Anzac Biscuits

Anzac Day is one of our most sacred days. It is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations, as well as the contribution and suffering of all those who have served. 

This day is very special to me and not only do I attend the Dawn Service, but when I started my own little family, I began the tradition of making Anzac Biscuits on this very day; which have been long been associated with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps established in World War I. Kids absolutely adore these biscuits too by the way! The Anzac Biscuit is a sweet biscuit made using rolled oats, flour, sugar, butter, golden syrup, baking soda and desiccated coconut. In other words, they're crunchy, addictive and delicious! 


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A little personal history. All throughout my childhood I attended the Dawn Service at sunrise with my family. My mother's side of the family fought in WWI and WWII; they were a strong Army family and her father was tragically affected by what he saw in WWII and it affected the whole family. He was a beautiful man but had many demons because of the war. May he rest in peace.


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A little side note:

The Anzac Biscuit is very sacred; you have to pay them the upmost respect and these biscuits, along with the Anzac Slice are the only recipes that are allowed to include the word Anzac. Don't try to make them fancy, don't add anything else into them, and don't deconstruct them into a fancier version because it will be highly offensive. Additionally, don't call them Anzac cookies. "Referring to these products as 'Anzac Cookies' is generally not approved, due to the non-Australian overtones," the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) advises.