April the 25th is Anzac Day in Australia and is probably Australia's most important national occasion. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.
ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The soldiers in those forces quickly became known as ANZACs, and the pride they took in that name endures to this day.
The army biscuit, also known as an ANZAC wafer or ANZAC tile, is essentially a long shelf-life, hard tack biscuit, eaten as a substitute for bread. Unlike bread, though, the biscuits are very, very hard. Some soldiers preferred to grind them up and eat as porridge. The recipe has many adaptations today including adding cashews, wattleseeds, lemon myrtle or choc chips. I like this recipe that makes them quite chewy...since I've made them I can't stop eating them they have a lovely flavour with the golden syrup.
Recipe: Belinda Jeffery mix & bake