Your online experience will start with a welcome from your Australian host, and the chance to meet any other participants joining from around the globe. You’ll share your own interests in Australian cuisine, go through all the ingredients and equipment, and have the chance to ask any questions before you start making your own ANZAC biscuits.
Before we start baking, you’ll have the chance to join your host in a Gunfire drink, which in Australia is made with coffee and rum. Your host will explain the origins of this drink, however, you’re welcome to substitute this for any drink you like.
Then it’s time to bake! As you begin making your biscuits, your host will share with you where the name of these biscuits comes from and why Australian families started baking them over 100 years ago. ANZAC biscuits hold a special place in the heart of many Australians and your host will share with you their stories and memories of the treats.
Because ANZAC biscuits are usually made for a particular day of remembrance, you will learn what other traditions Australians normally do for this day. One of which is a fun game that is only played on this one day of the year. Your host will teach you the game and you’ll have a chance to play it while your biscuits are baking.
You will also get a chance to learn about other Australian foods that are enjoyed on particular holidays or year-round.
Finally, once the biscuits are ready to come out of the oven you will get to enjoy a delicious taste test. We will finish the experience with a short poem as part of a tradition to signal the end of the day’s activities.
An ingredient and supplies list will be sent to you via email ahead of the tour.
You will need:
- 1 cup plain flour (150g)
- 1 cup rolled oats (90g)
- 1 cup brown sugar (220g)
- ½ cup desiccated coconut (40g)
- 125g unsalted butter (4 ounces)
- 2 tbs golden syrup
- 1 tbs water
- ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
- Coffee/tea and a shot of rum or any other drink you would like (optional)
- 2 baking trays, baking paper, 1 sieve, 1 saucepan, large spoon and large bowl for mixing ingredients
Inclusions: Local, English-speaking guide
Exclusions: Ingredients, personal items
Your Trip: For your online Urban Adventure experience, you will be in a small Zoom group of a maximum of 10 people.
Confirmation of booking: After booking, you will receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting. Multiple guests may participate from one device.
Additional Information: For this tour, you will need access to a computer, tablet or smartphone with a stable internet connection.
Child Policy: All children can participate. This is a child-friendly tour.