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Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Today we are celebrating Anzac Day -   the anniversary of the landing of troops from Australia and New Zealand on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey during World War 1.  The landing occurred on 25th April 1915.   The bravery of all military personnel who participated in this campaign, and the lives of those who died in all military actions, are remembered on the 25th day of April every year!    In Australia, we celebrate in a number of ways .... attending a Dawn Service, cheering on veterans in the Anzac Day March, making Anzac Biscuits, playing two-up, and remembering all our service men and women wherever they may be!      My father-in-law Frank served in New Guinea in World War II and he will be marching with his battalion in Sydney cheered on by family and friends.   It's fair to say that on Anzac Day, at 90 years of age, he seems to be 20 again!

Our thoughts and prayers will be with our troops serving overseas ..... our youngest son is amongst them ..... we look forward to his return in the coming months! 

And they will be feasting on Anzac Biscuits (because I sent heaps over last week) and I know that they arrived yesterday!! yay!!       

Photo of Anzac Biscuits

My favourite Anzac Biscuit Recipe .... 1 cup plain flour, 1 cup rolled oats, 1 cup brown sugar, half a cup coconut, 125g butter, 2 tablespoons golden syrup, 1 tablespoon water, half a teaspoon bicarbonate of soda.
Sift the flour into a bowl and add sugar, rolled oats and coconut.   Melt the butter in a saucepan and add the golden syrup and water.  Stir in bicarbonate of soda into the liquid mixture.  Add the liquid to the dry ingredients and mix.  Place small walnut sized balls of mixture onto greased trays and bake at 175 degrees Celsius for about 15 to 20 minutes.  Biscuits harden when cooled.   YUM!!

Above all ...... we will remember them ...........

LEST WE FORGET ..........

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