Mum and I at the Anzac Day march

Mum and I at the Anzac Day march

It all started at 1am on the 25th April 1915. Thirty six rowing boats towed by twelve steamers landed the first troops at Ari Burnu, renamed Anzac Cove in what was to become known as the Gallipoli campaign. Over 11,000 Australians and New Zealanders died at Gallipoli. With courage and bravery they fought for peace.

My great grandfather Alfred Nelson White. He fought in the Somme Valley, northern France

My great grandfather Alfred Nelson White. He fought in the Somme Valley, Northern France

My grandfather Olwyn White. He fought in the Solomon Islands.

My grandfather Olwyn White. He fought in the Solomon Islands.

The original army biscuit issued to the troops was so hard it was nearly inedible! However the story goes that wives, mothers and girlfriends heard about these biscuits and a new delicious  recipe was reinvented that was more sweeter, nourishing and did not spoil during the long voyage to reach the soldiers. The Anzac biscuit was born!

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Anzac Biscuits
A traditional biscuit we all know and love
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2702 calories
410 g
215 g
111 g
27 g
75 g
647 g
1675 g
244 g
3 g
30 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
647g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2702
Calories from Fat 967
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 111g
171%
Saturated Fat 75g
375%
Trans Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 24g
Cholesterol 215mg
72%
Sodium 1675mg
70%
Total Carbohydrates 410g
137%
Dietary Fiber 20g
80%
Sugars 244g
Protein 27g
Vitamin A
50%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
14%
Iron
41%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. • 1 cup rolled oats
  2. • 1 cup plain flour
  3. • 1 cup sugar
  4. • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  5. • Pinch of salt
  6. • 100g unsalted butter
  7. • 1 heap tbsp. golden syrup
  8. • 1 tsp. carbonate of soda
  9. • 2 tbsp. warm water
Instructions
  1. 1. Line a tray with baking paper and preheat oven to 160.
  2. 2. Mix oats, flour, sugar, coconut and salt in a large bowl
  3. 3. In a saucepan heat butter and golden syrup together until melted.
  4. 4. Add carbonate of soda to butter mixture and stir. The mixture will become frothy.
  5. 5. Pour the butter mixture into the dry ingredients and combine.
  6. 6. Using a teaspoon drop round balls of the mixture onto the tray. Bake for approximately 15-20 minutes. (The longer you cook them the crunchier they will become).
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calories
2702
fat
111g
protein
27g
carbs
410g
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6 Comments

  1. Reply

    Peter White

    April 27, 2014

    Your great grandfather would have been so proud of you.

  2. Reply

    Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    February 21, 2015

    How amazing to have such an important family connection to this! Thanks for sharing your family memories 🙂

    • Reply

      emmalwhite860@msn.com

      March 3, 2015

      Thank you Lorraine!! 🙂

  3. Reply

    emmalwhite860@msn.com

    August 10, 2014

    Thanks!

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