Yesterday was London Marathon day. It has become a tradition of mine to head down to the Isle of Dogs with friends, armed with beer (purely to lubricate the vocal chords you understand) to spend the day track side, giving the runners some much needed encouragement at the 16 mile mark. I love it! – I have such respect for everyone who takes part. I ran my first half marathon last year and can confirm that 13.1 miles was no mean feat so I find it hard to even imagine the pain of 26 miles. It always inspires me and who knows, come May 4th I might even have a go at entering the ballot for next year!
Among my marathon cheering buddies was my kiwi friend Simon and his brother Shane who educated me that yesterday was also Anzac day, a day of commemoration and remembrance for all Australians and New Zealanders who lost their lives defending their countries. Apparently it is also tradition to bake and eatAnzac Biscuits. I love a tradition involving baking and of course eating and was offered official Anzac Biscuits made by Shane himself. They were delicious and with a day off work ahead of me today I could think of no better way to spend it than having a go at making my own. I used a recipe from the BBC Good Food website. It’s a really exciting recipe which involves adding dissolved bicarbonate of soda into a mixture of melted butter and golden syrup, which fizzes up like a volcano. It felt a bit like a science experiment. These biscuits are super easy to make and very very yummy!
The recipe said it would make 20 but I think I got a bit carried away and made super huge biscuits as I only managed to get 11 out of the mixture!
When you take them out of the oven after 8 or so minutes they are brown but still quite wet, apparently this is normal and as they cool they harden.
All packed up and ready to take into work tomorrow….