Anzac Day parades across the country were cancelled due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, but that didn’t stop Sunshine and Empire Group Home residents eager to show their support for past and present military heroes.
Group home residents adhered to the #StayAtHome rule and showed their support by standing at the end of their street and waving their Aussie flags as a sign of respect while keeping social distancing as a main priority.
In the lead up to the day residents Matthew, Bruce, Wesley, Jeremey, Robin and Joseph were excited to show off their artistic talents by preparing artwork of the Anzac Centenary Cross to display at their homes.
In the afternoon residents spent time baking a traditional favourite, delicious Anzac cookies, which they enjoyed as an afternoon snack.
The Anzac cookies were so tasty that the residents from Sunshine and Empire didn’t want anyone to miss out and have shared their secret recipe for you to try at home with your family and loved ones.
Anzac Day Cookie Recipe
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup plain flour
- 3/4 cup coconut
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1-2 tbs golden syrup
- 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1 tbs boiling water
Mix oats, flour, sugar and coconut together in a large bowl. Melt syrup and butter together. Mix bicarb with boiling water and add to melted butter and syrup. Mix into dry ingredients. Roll into balls and place on a greased tray. Slightly flatten the balls on the tray. Bake in 150 degrees celsius oven for 20-30 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes then enjoy your snack!