We all have a basic knowledge about Anzac Day and why it is important to the collective Australian psyche. After speaking with a few members of organisations who speak to children regarding the significance, what has been advised to speak about in this blog is this:
“Anzac Day is important because it is a day to remember all of those people who never came back from war or conflict.”
This year is the final year of commemoration of the “100 Years of Anzac”. So let us pay homage to those men and woman who gave so much by making a variation of a wonderful treat they were sent in care packages from loved ones at home; Anzac Biscuits… or in this case Anzac Bars which you can make with your kids.
Easy Anzac Bars
If you love Anzac biscuits but don’t like rolling up individual biscuits to bake, this easy mix, press, slice recipe is the answer.
makes: 12 | prep: 0:15 | cook 0:20
- 1 cup plain flour
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup desiccated coconut
- 125 g butter
- 1/3 cup golden syrup
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- Preheat oven to 170Ã‹Å¡C (150Ã‹Å¡C fan forced). Line a slice pan with baking paper with side extending over long side.
- Combine flour, oats and coconut in a large bowl, make a well in the centre.
- Combine butter, golden syrup and brown sugar in a small saucepan. Stir over a medium heat until butter melts and mixture is smooth.
- Add the bicarbonate of soda and stir to combine.
- Pour wet mixture over dry ingredients and stir until evenly combined.
- Spread into prepared pan and smooth with the back of a spoon.
- Bake for 20 minutes. Cool in pan.
- Lift out using the paper and cut into 12 – 16 bars. Keep in an air tight container.
At Angel’s Paradise Early Education Childcare Centres, we believe in sharing lessons in history with young minds. We do this through story telling, as well as practical experiences such as cooking.