For days I’ve been planning to bake some ANZAC bikkies to commemorate ANZAC Day, the anniversary of the Australian and New Zealand troops landing on Gallipoli in 1915, and to share the recipe.
But having visited the Australian War Memorial in Canberra for the first time recently, the memory of the sea of poppy red flooding the walls covered with thousands of young people’s names still vivid, I thought I’d do something different today. (2012 update: there are still no cookies but I made this delicious: Mix and bake ANZAC and apple slice recipe).
I am not going to feature an ANZAC biscuit recipe on my blog, not this year at least. Instead, I’d encourage you get your ANZAC bikkie recipe, while supporting the returning service men and women. How? The Australian War Memorial and its online store has a great range of products that support Aussie veterans, including ANZAC biscuit recipe aprons and tea towels (pictured below).
Alternatively, you can purchase a pack of Unibic ANZAC biscuits as the company supports both the Australian Returned Services League and the Royal New Zealand Returned Services Association by donating a part of the proceeds to assist veterans and their families. Their biscuits are also available outside of Australia and New Zealand in US, Canada, India and the UK.
And please do go and visit the War Memorial in Canberra sometime, it’s a heart-moving experience. To find out more about ANZAC traditions go to the AWM website.