Often sent by the people of Australia and New Zealand to soldiers abroad because the ingredients do not spoil easily, or sold at fundraising events for the war effort, especially during World War One. These biscuits are now part of the annual tradition and passed around as families gather for ANZAC Day Dawn Service at the Shrine of Remembrance and the following march through the city on ANZAC Day, 25 April 2018.
1 cup - Rolled Oats
1 cup - Raw Sugar
1 cup - Plain Sugar
¾ cup - Dried Coconut
125 grams - Butter
3 tablespoons - Water (boiling)
2 tablespoons - Golden Syrup
½ teaspoon - Bi-Carbonated Soda
- Preheat the oven to 180° Celsius, no fan (if oven is fan forced, drop temperature to 160° Celsius)
- Place the Rolled Oats, Raw Sugar and Plain Four in a bowl, stirring with a wooden spoon to combine.
- Melt the Butter and Golden Syrup in a saucepan on low heat.
- Combine the Bi-Carbonated Soda and Water (boiling), adding this to the butter and syrup mixture in the saucepan. The combination should foam up and increase in size.
- Add the contents of the saucepan to the oat, sugar and flour mix, stirring until consistent.
- Line a baking tray with baking paper, placing golf-ball sized balls on to the tray. Allow a six-centimetre gap between biscuits.
- Bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown.
On Anzac Day, the march through Melbourne will be led for the first time by men and women who have served in recent conflicts, embodying the enduring nature of the Anzac spirit.
Activities planned for the Shrine of Remembrance include:
6AM DAWN SERVICE
Come together at the rising of the sun to commemorate the service and sacrifice of Australian service men and women. One minute of silence will be observed. Recommended arrival between 4am – 5am.
9AM ANZAC DAY MARCH
Thousands of veterans, their descendants and current serving personnel will march down St Kilda Road, Melbourne, starting at the intersection of Flinders and Swanston Streets and concluding at the Shrine of Remembrance.
At the conclusion of the March a service will take place on the Shrine Forecourt, including an Address from the Governor of Victoria.
The Light Horse: Australians in the Middle East 1916–1918
East Gallery, Shrine of Remembrance
This exhibition explores the myths and realities of the fighting on the desserts of Sinai, Palestine and Syria. Featuring paintings by George Lambert, Sidney Nolan and Susan McMinn and personal memorabilia of Lieutenant Harry Chauvel.
West Gallery, Shrine of Remembrance
Discover the stories of Australian doctors, nurses, medics and patients, from the Korean War to Afghanistan. They speak of what it means to save lives amidst death and destruction, and of the courage required to uphold humanity in the face of trauma and suffering.
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