Here in New Zealand it is ANZAC Day in a little over a week, on the 25th April. ‘ANZAC’ stands for Australia New Zealand Army Corps and the 25th of April is significant for us as it marks the landings at Gallipoli made during World War One. On this day each year we acknowledge the sacrifice of all those who have died in warfare, and the contribution and suffering of all those who have served.
A baking tradition for the day is to make Anzac biscuits. These biscuits are said to have been sent by wives to soldiers abroad because the ingredients do not spoil easily and the biscuits kept well during naval transportation. Why not make of batch? Or, try out one of our ANZAC recipes that are a bit of a twist on the traditional biscuit.
“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.”
- Laurence Binyon