Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Anzac Biscuits

Just before lunch today, 2C made Anzac Biscuits in the staffroom. We made Anzac biscuits because it is nearly Anzac Day.

Anzac Day is a special day in Australia and New Zealand to remember the soldiers who fought and died in the wars.
The biscuits are like the biscuits that the soldiers in World War I ate when they were fighting at Gallipolli and Flanders' Fields.
First Miss Murray read out the ingredients and we checked that we had all the things we needed.
Then we put all the dry ingredients into a big bowl.
At the same time, Mrs Batham and some other students melted the butter and golden syrup in a pan. Amelia tipped the baking soda and water into the melted butter and syrup and it went frothy and bubbly like a volcano!
Mrs Batham poured the liquid into the dry ingredients and Mrs E stirred it in. Mrs Batham poured the hot liquid into the bowl because it might be too dangerous for children.
Each of us made a biscuit and put it onto a tray.
While we were measuring our biscuits for our science experiment, someone bumped the table. One tray of biscuits catapulted into the air and the biscuits landed back on the tray in a big mess. It was really funny!
Next we baked them in the oven until they smelt really good.

After lunch we ate our biscuits.
The biscuits were really tasty. They were crunchy on the edges and chewy in the middle. We had fun cooking the Anzac Biscuits.


  1. Yum! I love Anzac biscuits too!
    Did you know that are no eggs in the recipe because eggs were in short supply during WWI after many Australian poultry farmers joined the services fighting overseas?

  2. Thank you Ella's Mum for that great information.
    We did not realise how hard life must have been for all the women and children who were left behind in Australia to do all the work while the men were overseas fighting in the war.
    We also read yesterday that the Anzac biscuits had no eggs because they would go rotten too fast if they had eggs in them.

  3. I had lots of fun too. I love ANZAC biscuits! Especially if I make and eat them.