This month Around the World in 12 Dishes traveled to Australia. My girls were thrilled to learn about Australia and make what is now our favorite cookie, ANZAC biscuits. Where have you been all my life?
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We started out by locating Australia on our globe. We talked about how it is currently winter in Australia and that Christmas occurs in the summer. We learned about Mem Fox, a famous children's book author from Australia, and read two of her books, Koala Lou and Possum Magic. We love to learn about animals and this virtual trip to Australia provided us with the perfect opportunity to learn about some fun animals such as the kangaroo, wombat, and koala.
Then, it was time to cook. While researching recipes, I found the book Easy Desserts From Around the World (Easy Cookbooks for Kids) by Heather Alexander. I wanted to make ANZAC biscuits, but the ingredient golden syrup was causing problems. You just can't find it anywhere around here! The cookbook suggested replacing the syrup with honey and it worked perfectly. I can't reprint the recipe for you here, but I found a similar version of the recipe. Click here for the recipe. You can replace the golden syrup with honey. Be sure to line your cookie sheets with parchment paper or grease them; Anzac biscuits will stick to your cookie sheet if you don't.
The recipe was very simple to make. The girls were able to help every step of the way. They measured, stirred, and formed balls of dough. We were very eager to try these!
Luckily the wait wasn't very long and we were able to enjoy a yummy afternoon snack. We loved ANZAC biscuits and Australia. We had another fun virtual trip!
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