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  • What is an anzac biscuit? Is it yummy? I suspect not, but what do I know?

    April 25, 2008

  • A baked good made primarily from oats, flour, coconut and golden syrup. Yummy.

    "There are a few theories on the origins of ANZAC biscuits (or ANZAC Cookies for Americans) but it is certain that they came about during the First World War, around 1914/15.

    Some say that they started as biscuits made by the Troops in the trenches with provisions they had at hand to relieve the boredom of their battle rations. And some say they came about due to resourceful of the women on the 'home front' in an endeavour to make a treat for their loved ones that would survive the long journey by post to the war front."

    - Aussie Slang website, with recipe.

    April 25, 2008

  • I had some very yummy ANZAC biscuits today.

    They were also a good way to get the bit of nutritional value in the oats; they couldn't have bread because it was mouldy by the time they got it.

    And yeah, as bilby said, they survived the mail from home because they're practically indestructible.

    April 25, 2008