I guess Mum couldn’t find the cellotape when she saved this old newspaper cutting and instead used a pin to keep the two sections together. Unusual perhaps, but it’s done the job for all these years. I’ve taken the liberty of renaming the recipe as I didn’t think Kiddies Delight was enough of a description for it, but whatever it’s called I think kids would love it.
Back when I was little these were a family favourite, especially in the winter. Now I’m older I can see why – they are sweet, filling, cheap and also quick and easy to make. They can be a bit stodgy, but a light touch will give you a light, fluffy and richly flavoured dessert, which is especially good with some runny cream on top. Great on cold winter nights.
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.