As you may know, I grew up in Australia and the 25 April each year is ANZAC Day and is marked by a public holiday. ANAZC Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand which honours the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli in the Ottoman Empire during World War I. An ANZAC biscuit is a sweet biscuit and has long been associated with the ANZAC established in World War I.
It has been claimed the biscuits were sent by wives to soldiers abroad because the ingredients do not spoil easily and the biscuits kept well during naval transportation. It is interesting to note that the recipe for ANZAC biscuits does not contain eggs which was due to the fact that they was a shortage of eggs at that time and so that the biscuits would not go off during the long journey to reach the soldiers.
It is funny for me to note that I had never actually eaten an ANZAC biscuit until I made them in the UK. This is because the recipe calls for oats and it wasn’t until I was in the UK that I found gluten-free oats.
As it was the 25th April this week, please find a gluten-free recipe for ANZAC biscuits here.