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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Remembering our ANZACs

Tomorrow is ANZAC day here in Australia, when we remember the courage & self-sacrifice of all those who fought for Australia in all Wars. Sadly, each year, there are fewer & fewer original diggers left, as they go on to receive their reward. Many of the younger generation have never lived through a War (as such), so much more the reason, for the older folk to teach the younger. Just as important, I believe, are the stories of the women, who kept the home-fires burning...
For my overseas blogfriends, here is a recipe for Aussie ANZAC Biscuits. In WW1, the Mum's of the "Boys"-yes , many were literally boys- in the trenches, would bake & send these biscuits in tins to their sons & they would stay nice & crisp.
1 cup rolled oats
3/4 cup of coconut
1 cup plain flour
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons of water
1 1/2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
6 tablespoons of butter
1 tablespoon golden syrup
1. Sift flour into a bowl
2. Add rolled oats, sugar & coconut. Mix well
3. Combine butter, golden syrup & water in a saucepan
4. Heat until butter melts
5. Add soda, allow to foam & pour immediately into dry ingredients
6.Spoon heaped teaspoonfuls onto greased oven trays. Allow room for spreading.
7. Bake in a slow oven for 20 minutes
8. Loosen & allow to cool on trays. Enjoy!
If anyone is planning a holiday Downunder & would like to find out more of the history of Australia's role in the wars, I highly recommend you set aside a day to explore the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, ACT. It will be a very moving experience for you & will help you to understand the Aussie concept of "Mateship". Also, if you've never seen it, the Aussie movie "Gallipoli" with Mel Gibson is a moving account of the first ANZACS.

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posted by Father's Grace Ministries at 9:06 am


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