I am up to week 3 of my challenge of baking a recipe from the 1971 Edmonds cookbook. And a challenge it sure is. It is quite time-consuming, juggling life and blog writing.
This week is Anzac biscuits. A regular staple in many Australian and New Zealand homes.
Anzac biscuits, The first thing that pops into my head is soldiers. To be exact Australian, and New Zealand soldiers (ANZAC) receiving a tin of homemade biscuits. Can you imagine what they felt when they got that tin and opened up a touch of home, a touch of love. Must have been so comforting.
And for all the girls and women busy at home baking on their wood stoves making these biscuits. Doing “their bit” for the war effort. It is something I can not even begin to understand what they did. I can only imagine how tough those times were.
The ingredients are few, simple to make and would keep well without eggs in them.
I made them just like they would of, with a glass bowl and wooden spoon and I baked them in my wood stove just liked they would have.
To think this recipe is about 100 years old and is still a staple.
A teacup is just that, a china teacup, not in any way to be confused with a coffee cup. If you do not own a teacup, use a measuring cup but do not fill it to the top. About three-quarters of a measuring cup should be close enough.
They will spread upon baking.
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