Anzac Biscuits

It was the early hours of the morning when I was pleasantly woken up by the sound of marching band and the piercing roar of zooming fighter planes. The familiar melody of Waltzing Matilda penetrated the quiet neighbourhood and it wasn’t long before I found myself humming to the unofficial anthem of Australia.

It was none other than Anzac Day. A day to remember all those who have served and fallen. I figured it couldn’t be a more appropriate day to bake some Anzac biscuits. They were apparently given to solders during their time away as they keep well. They were also first biscuits I ever baked. Super quick and easy to make!

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Anzac Biscuits

It was the early hours of the morning when I was pleasantly woken up by the sound of marching band and the piercing roar of zooming fighter planes. The familiar melody of Waltzing Matilda penetrated the quiet neighbourhood and it wasn’t long before I found myself humming to the unofficial anthem of Australia.

It was none other than Anzac Day. A day to remember all those who have served and fallen. I figured it couldn’t be a more appropriate day to bake some Anzac biscuits. They were apparently given to solders during their time away as they keep well.

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Seriously Good Carrot Cake

I haven’t had many carrot cakes in my life. They just never look or sound quite so appetising. Do I really want to be eating a cake that’s loaded with some kind of root vegetable when I can have something else that’s full of bad things like gooey chocolate ganache and fatty cream instead? No, not really. The ones I have had were never quite right either, always too sweet or the icing too gritty. Seriously, nothing can be more gross than gritty icing.

After much pestering and convincing from The Boyfriend that carrot cakes really aren’t as bad as I think, I decided to try making my own. As I wearily grated half a kg of carrots, I thought, this better be worth it or I won’t be a happy bunny. Fast forward an hour and many weeks later, I can tell you, this is one seriously good carrot cake. Totally gorge-worthy. It’s so good, you won’t even know there are carrots in it. Yes, the irony. What a great way to trick children into eating a bag of carrots.

The long list of ingredients may appear tedious but this cake really is quite easy to make, especially if you are particularly good at delegating. I successfully tricked the unsuspecting Boyfriend into grating a whole load of carrots the last time – what a difference it makes! It’s really good on its own and out-of-the-world amazing with a fat dollop of cream cheese frosting.
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