Today Australia takes a moment to pay tribute to the soldiers who served ANZACS (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) in World War 1. As a token of remembrance, ANZAC biscuits have become a popular and sentimental ANZAC day tradition in Australia and New Zealand.
ANZAC biscuits were originally sent by wives to soldiers abroad due to its long shelf life, which ensured the biscuits would last the long journey at sea without spoiling. No eggs were used to bind the other ingredients, which inspired the use of golden syrup, giving the biscuits their characteristic sweetness.
Here are a few ‘Interstaff tested’ ANZAC recipes to try, including traditional ANZAC cookies, and contemporary ANZAC-inspired treats such as Golden Syrup ANZAC Cheesecake, ANZAC biscuit ice-cream sandwiches, ANZAC hotcakes with coconut ice-cream and Lemon and Honey ANZAC Biscuit Tarts.