Anzac Biscuits were sent to soldiers serving overseas because they kept well. I made some this morning (it's a public holiday) using Mrs Christensen's Recipe. Mrs Christensen was not my Grandma, but my cousins' (Kell, Sam and Darcy's) Grandma. I am pretty sure everyone called her Grandma.
In my life I have been to three ANZAC services. Once when I was a House Leader at school and I remember being scared of a bee buzzing around the wreath we were holding to lay at the Cenotaph. Once when I was at University and had a flatmate studying NZ History. That was a freezing cold, rainy and dark dawn in the metropolis of Palmerston North. And the third time, was in Dannevirke maybe 8 years ago with my cousins Kell and Darcy, Darcy's now-wife, and their Aunty Sue. We were disappointed the service only went for 10 mins after getting up that early. It was freezing.
I am grateful Mr S returned, and I am grateful my friend, Major K, always returns from his Provincial Reconstruction Team duties too.
150g butter with 1 T (Tablespoon) Golden Syrup
Boil 2 T water.
Add 1 teaspoon Baking Soda to the boiled water.
Add water baking soda mixture to butter and golden syrup. Mix together.
In a bowl put:
1 C Flour
2/3 C Sugar
1 C Rolled Oats
3/4 C Dessicated Coconut
Add the liquid to the dry ingredients. Mix with a spoon until just combined. Put spoonfuls on an oven tray and bake slowly at 150C for 12 - 15 mins. Makes about 24 biscuits.
(Don't go making them all trendy by adding chocolate ... you think they added chocolate in the olden days!?)