Thursday, November 17, 2011

Celebration of Anzac Day

Anzac Day

The reason why we celebrate Anzac day is because we remember the soldier’s that died in 1915 world war 1.

We celebrate to keep alive the memory of all those who have fought and for those who have died protecting their country and their people. We should never let our heroes be forgotten.Ever!!

Also the ladies use to cook really nice biscuits its called Anzac biscuits but they were also hard.

It’s such an important day it has been made a public holiday and all the shops are shut till 1.00pm as a sign of respect.


In Flanders fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses, row on row

That mark our place, and in the sky

The larks, still bravely singing, fly

Scarce heard amid the guns below

We are the Dead. Short days ago

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow

Loved and were loved, and now we lie

In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe

To you from failing hands we throw

The torch; be yours to hold it high

If ye break faith with us who die

We shall not sleep, though poppies grow

In Flanders fields.

How to make Anzac biskuits


  • 3/4 cup plain flour
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup dessicated coconut
  • 100g macamdamia nuts, chopped
  • 125g butter
  • 4 tbsp golden syrup
  • 1 tsp baking soda (bicarbonate soda)
  • 2 tbsp boiling water


Preheat oven to 180°C. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper and set aside.
In a bowl combine the oats, sugar, flour and coconut.
In a small saucepan heat the golden syrup and butter. Add the boiling water to the baking soda and dissolve.
Pour dissolved baking soda into the golden syrup and mix. It will foam up and as it does, pour into the oat mix. Stir to combine and mix in macadamias.
Roll into small balls and place 3 cm apart on the baking trays. Flatten slightly with the back of a spoon.
Bake for 15-20 minutes until slightly golden. Transfer to a rack and leave to cool.

In Europe they have a similar day called remembrance day in November.

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