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    Anzac Biscuits

    24 April 2017

    Monday night, the babes are asleep, and it’s Anzac Day eve. We’ve just returned from a long park outing with a stop along the way home for Australian-grown almonds, peanuts, spelt flour and, unexpectedly, a little dried coconut at my favorite store in my neighborhood, the bulk foods shop. Would you like to try an Anzac biscuit? the friendly woman at the counter asked, which then led me to tucking a bit of the coconut into a paper bag so I could recreate them at home, spontaneous baking often being the best baking I do these days. There’s still one slice left of the chocolate cake I baked last week but I cannot resist a new recipe, especially one which has historical significance. Tomorrow is this country’s commemoration of the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War and the major losses suffered during the Gallipoli campaign. According to the Australian War Memorial website, it’s not known when or why exactly these biscuits became associated with Anzac day but nonetheless they have become tradition. While not flashy they are quite, quite delicious (I credit the butter).

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    From Down Under

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