For my Aussie readers, this post is preaching to the choir, but for everyone else, I’d like to introduce you to the golden wonder of the ANZAC biscuit.
Tomorrow is ANZAC Day, where we commemorate the lives of Australians and New Zealanders lost to war and we celebrate by eating a biscuit that is essentially what you’d get if porridge and toffee had an Aussie lovechild – and it’s bloody delicious.
This idea came to me while scoffing an M&S fruit salad on the bus and I’ve been waiting for the perfect situation to give it a try. Hello Valentine’s Day! Add a little extra love to someone’s fruit salad today…
- Some red grapes – make sure they aren’t too circular, you want really long egg-shaped ones, which make better heart shapes.
Aussie, Aussie, Aussie – Oi! Oi! Oi!
Okay, I’ve got that out of my system.
As a Sydney girl living in London, I always get a case of the warm and fuzzies on January 26. This is, of course, Australia Day, when all the Aussies who have found themselves in freezing London instead of on some glorious beach back home huddle in pubs to share precious body heat and get a little bit too jolly on Fosters.
I once read an article declaring that hummus, the once-humble peasant dish of crushed chickpeas and tahini, is the UK’s best-selling dip – in fact, the Brits get through 12,000 tonnes of it a year. Which really came as no surprise: at one of the first Ladyland editorial meetings we had at least three varieties plonked on the table and thereafter had to make an effort to introduce other exotic treats from the Waitrose deli aisle into the mix.