Sunday, July 12, 2015
ANZAC BISCUITS ON MISSIONS SUNDAY...
Our congregation just held it's once a year collection for mission projects around the world, called Missions Sunday! We have some creative people that keep it fresh from year to year, and this year they asked each class to worship in their classroom in the style of the country they chose. Our class chose New Zealand, where we support a recent college graduate. What we found out about worship New Zealand-style was that their worship is very much like what we are used to in the US. After talking with them, I found out they dress very casually and I got several song suggestions from them for our worship time.
We also usually have coffee and donuts in our class. I wanted to have some kind of of New Zealand-style food so I found a recipe for Anzac biscuits. Always good to try something new! Anzac biscuits are cookies made with oatmeal and coconut. ANZAC stands for Australia New Zealand Army Corps and the story is that back in WWI the soldiers wives would make these and send them because they would keep well (there's no eggs in the recipe). They taste pretty good, too! They still celebrate Anzac day once a year, similar to our Veteran's Day.
Here's the recipe (adapted) if you want to try it out:
1 cup quick oats
1 cup flour
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup butter
1 T Karo syrup
2 T boiling water
1 t baking soda
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix first four ingredients in a bowl. In microwave, melt butter and Karo together. In another small cup, mix boiling water and baking soda. Add to the butter mixture. Add the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients. Form into small balls and flatten before baking. Put on greased cookie sheets and bake approx. 15 minutes or until brown on edges.