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The Real ANZAC Biscuit Story

April 27, 2017 Filed under In-betweens, Recipes

 

ANZAC Day is over for another year but Anzac biscuits live on and can be made any time. There’s always been this wonderful story that ANZAC biscuits were sent and eaten by troops in Gallipoli.  Not true according to the New Zealand Army Museum researchers though there is some evidence that biscuits made with rolled oats were sent to troops on the Western Front. The myth probably began when these rolled oats biscuits we now know as Anzac biscuits were made and sold at fundraising events for the war effort. Read more

Gem irons and ginger gems

March 31, 2017 Filed under In-betweens

A few months ago my daughter Sandra asked me if I still had a gem iron – the really solid cast-iron one she remembered from her childhood.  Currently at home with small children Sandra had decided she wanted to make ginger gems in a real gem iron, the one that you heat in the oven while you prepare the mixture so when you pour the mixture in, it sizzles and you have to work quickly to get the gems in the oven.

gem iron

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Lemon Drizzle Cake (gluten free)

July 29, 2015 Filed under In-betweens

This makes a very moist cake with no flour. The flavour is enhanced by the lemon and sugar syrup drizzled over the top of the cake while it is still hot from the oven. Read more

Teddy Bear Race Cars

April 4, 2015 Filed under Children's parties, Recipes

We’ve all had tiny teddy biscuits, or animal biscuits for birthday parties. (My children only had these for special occasions). What a great idea to put them together with mini chocolate bars and smarties to make these cuties for a party. So simple. So effective.  Let the children help. They’ll have so much fun.

tiny teddies carsTeddy Bear Race Cars

1 packet of mini Mars Bars or Milky Way chocolate bars
1 family packet of smarties
1 box of Tiny Teddy biscuits
1 quantity of icing sugar icing paste for glue ( mix half cup of icing sugar and a teaspoon of cocoa powder with a few drops of hot water)
Glue each of the 4 wheels (smarties) on to the sides of the milky way bars. Press into each centre a tiny teddy biscuit. Glue on a smartie steering wheel for each one.

Thanks to Julie Taylor on Facebook.

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