Monthly Archives: April 2013

The Last Anzac (Biscuit)

You have to be fast. Kate’s popular Anzac biscuits disappear quickly. The sweet, crunchy rolled oat Anzac, is an iconic biscuit in New Zealand and Australia.

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To view the popular Anzac biscuits disappearing, double click on the smaller image below (an animated .GIF file)TheLastAnzac-Animation-SusanCharlotteGraphics.

According to folklore, these well-keeping biscuits were baked by the womenfolk at home, and sent to soldiers in the NZ and Australian Army Corps, known as “ANZACS”, serving overseas in World War One.

 

These biscuits have a strong historical military connection. Follow this link to a “Today in New Zealand History” recording from 1950, to hear about the spirit of ANZAC: http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/media/sound/today-in-nz-history-anzac-day

You can find a version of the traditional Anzac recipe on the NZ Woman’s Weekly website: http://www.nzwomansweekly.co.nz/food/recipes/anzac-biscuits/