I knew ANZAC (Australian New Zealand Army Corps) Day was coming up and since I’ve never had Anzac Biscuits, I couldn’t resist giving THE royal recipe a go. If this ANZAC Biscuit version was good enough for Queen Elizabeth, Princess Diana, Prince William & Harry then they are certainly good enough for me.
People Magazine ran a story about Chef Darren McCrady and his time serving for the royal family. In the 1980′s, the Queen was preparing to tour Australia & New Zealand and he wished to serve something that was culturally relevant.
ANZAC Day is very similar to Veteran’s Day in the U.S. and this was a cookie that was created & served during World War I to fill a void. This biscuit/cookie was very useful because it was dry, hard and kept well so it could travel long distances to the troops.
Now, this is an annual tradition and people make these every year to remember and revere their forerunners for their sacrifices. I thought it was just about time that I gave these a try and I’m glad I did. They are delicious & historically significant.
- One Handed Toast
says:May 8, 2014 at 7:26 amI love that you’ve posted about Anzac biscuits. A real favourite. From the close up they look deliciously textured and chewy. Great!
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- Anna Jane says:May 8, 2014 at 3:38 amLovely, easy to put together a recipe. Made 25 perfect biscuits. Yum! We make this biscuit on Anzac Day as well as ordinary days also.Reply
- Laura Dembowski
says:May 1, 2014 at 7:31 pmI love Anzac biscuits! They are some awesome cookies.
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says:April 29, 2014 at 7:25 pmI’ve never made these, and so need to at some point. They sound so interesting. Good post — thanks so much.
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- Susan Cooper
says:April 28, 2014 at 10:30 amThese do look good. I think the oats and coconut would make a nice combination. Nice and chewy I bet!
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- Kelli’s Kitchen
says:April 27, 2014 at 6:40 pmThese look really good CJ! I think I want to try them – I think the grandson would love them!
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- Debra says:April 26, 2014 at 5:57 amI’ve never heard of these. Great post. I bet these would ship well, too, for care packages.
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The Official Royal ANZAC Biscuit Recipe can be found at People Magazine.