Last week when I shared photos of the yummy ANZAC biscuits I'd made for Mr E there was a flurry of emails asking for the recipe...
...so HERE it is. Simply download the pdf file and you can save to your computer or print it up and start baking today!
This is Mr E's most favourite biscuit.
If you're not an Aussie or a Kiwi perhaps you don't know why these biscuits are called ANZACS?
Back in World War 1 concerned Australian mothers of soldiers fighting in trenches overseas came up with this recipe for its nutritional value and also its ability to not spoil during the very long months of transport between Australian shores and wherever their menfolk were fighting.
They chose staples of oats, sugar, coconut, plain flour, butter, golden syrup (or treacle), bi-carb soda and a touch of boiling water to create "Soldier's Biscuits". As eggs were scarce during the war the recipe does not use any.
After the landing at Gallipoli (read about that HERE) they were renamed ANZACS in memory of the Australian and New Zealand soldiers who fought and died there.
The biscuits were transported in air tight tins, such as those used to store tea leaves, and groups such as the CWA (Country Women's Association) would gather to bake thousands ready for packaging and sending to our troops.
Today they are a beloved biscuit in our nation and you can usually purchase vintage/commemorative style tins full of them at the supermarkets in April as ANZAC Day draws near (April 25th).
I was out visiting 'Marci's Quilt Shop' yesterday for a look at Marci's new Tilda room (it's gorgeous), and on the way home I stopped at the Salvo's op-shop to see if I could find some useful treasures.
I'm still smiling over what I discovered...
Isn't this THE cutest elephant?!
Look at his ears...
As I handed my $2 coin over to the counter attendant a plan was forming to use this sweet guy as a thread holder for stitching projects. Those ear holes looked perfect for securing lengths of floss cut from different skeins.
But alas, that plan did not work out as the ears are thick and it's not easy to thread the floss through them after all.
His official position has now been elevated to 'Guardian of the Earrings'...
Obviously he was made for greater things.
On the stitching front I've made a start on my secret project for Mdm Samm's April blog hop using Cori Blunt's "Tea For Two" stitchery....
...but that's as much as you'll see between now and April!
Have a day filled with blessings,