ANZAC Day is coming up this weekend, meaning its once again time to honour the sacrifice of Australia and New Zealand’s servicemen and women. We commemorate ANZAC Day on the 25th of April to mark the anniversary of the ANZACs landing at Gallipoli in 1915. While ANZAC Day was established as an opportunity to reflect on this important event in history, these days we also use it as an opportunity to honour all of our service men and women, particularly those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
This year signals a return to some form of normality for ANZAC Day, after last year’s commemorations were cancelled as a result of COVID-19 lockdowns, forcing us to hold our own services at the end of our driveways. This year though, there will be some marches and dawn services returning while pubs will be open for two-up again this year.
Thankfully, school classrooms have mostly returned to normal as well this year, meaning we can commemorate ANZAC Day by cooking some delicious ANZAC treats in class. We’ve all cooked the ANZAC biscuit many times, so why not try this ANZAC Snack for Food Technology classes instead? It puts a twist on the traditional recipe and will be especially enjoyed by those who like their ANZAC biscuits soft and chewy.
ANZAC Snack recipe
Makes 24 pieces
- 1 ¼ cups of plain flour
- 1 ¼ cups of rolled oats
- 1 cup of brown sugar (firmly packed)
- 1 cup of shredded coconut
- 150g of chopped butter
- 2 tablespoons of golden syrup
- ½ teaspoon of bicarb soda
- 2 tablespoons of boiling water
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius or 160 degrees Celsius for a fan forced oven.
- Prepare a slice tray approximately 20cm x 30cm. Grease the tray and line it with baking paper, leaving some overhang.
- Combine the flour, oats, coconut and brown sugar in a mixing bowl, leaving a well in the centre of mixed ingredients.
- Cook butter and golden syrup in a small saucepan over a low heat.
- Occasionally stir the butter and syrup mixture until it is smooth.
- This should take approximately 8-10 minutes.
- In a jug, combine the bicarb soda and boiling water.
- Take the butter and syrup mixture off the heat and stir in the bicarb and water mixture.
- Combine all ingredients in the mixing bowl.
- Place the combined mixture in the lined tray and press it until it is smooth and has covered the tray evenly.
- Bake in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden.
- Allow the ANZAC mixture to cool before slicing into squares.