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The History of the "ANZAC"

Anzac Biscuits are sold to support the R.S.L (Returned Servicemen's League)

Since 1916 the RSL (Returned Servicemen's League) has provided
assistance in may forms for members, both past and present,of the
Australian Defence Forces and their families, providing such benefits
as housing, food, clothing and professional support.

The ANZAC biscuit, as it is known today, played a vital role in Australia's
war effort since the days of the ANZACs.
It is symbolic of the marvellous work carried out by the women at home,
who tirelessly baked these biscuits for the soldiers overseas, to keep the
morale high.

The biscuits took 2 months by sea, with no refrigeration, to reach the
soldiers at Gallipoli.
At that time the biscuits were known as the soldiers' biscuits.
To keep them fresh and crisp they were packed, in old airtight tins.

After the landing at Gallipoli they were re-named ANZACs.

ANZACs = Australia and New Zealand Army Corp

Today we must not lose sight of the purpose of these biscuits, as we
should never lose sight of the real meaning of :




1 cup of rolled oats
1/2 cup of sugar
3/4 cup flour
I tablespoon of golden syrup
1teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
2 tablespoons of boiling water
1/2 cup of butter, melted
Method - Set oven to 160 deg. C.
Mix oats, sugar & flour
In a separate bowl mix Bicarb. and boiling water.
While it is still frothing add melted butter and syrup.
Pour over dry ingredients, mix thoroughly.
Drop big spoonfuls on floured oven tray allowing room
for mixture to spread.
Bake 20 minutes and cool on wire rack.
Makes 36 biscuits.