This year is the 100th anniversary of the RAAF, which my Father served in during WW2. He was a based in England and was the pilot of a Hailfax plane flying missions into Europe. Like many others we remember him on Anzac Day this month and so I thought it was appropriate to post this unusual Anzac biscuit recipe to mark the occasion. I haven’t tried it yet, but as the best Anzac biscuits are lovely and crisp, I hope this version is too.


At the retirement village where Mum now lives they hold an Anzac Day ceremony every year. The residents plan and conduct the service themselves and it is very moving to see men and women who lived through the war years gather to commemorate the day. Morning tea is served after the ceremony and along with tea and coffee are plates of Anzac biscuits baked by the residents. I always thought that all Anzac biscuits were the same, but have now learned that everyone has their own way of baking them. I found this clipping in Mum’s collection and I like the extra instructions for Chewy Anzacs at the bottom – you can tell by the stains that this is a recipe well used by Mum.

Anzac Biscuits