Cookies with Oats, Coconut and Wattleseed
When Hektor Maille departed for the Kakadu National Park he got some of these Anzac Biscuits in a Bakery in Darwin – they went well with the wine he drank in order to fall asleep more easily in his lonely bivouacs.
Anzac is an acronym for «Australian and New Zealand Army Corps» – a military unit that fought a bloody war, during World War 1, on the side of the British against the Turks at the entrance to Bosporus (the troops landed in Gallipoli on April 25, 1915). The corps is history today – but the special cookies the soldiers were sent by their wifes then are still prepared by many Australian families today as a kind of national cookie (especially on Anzac Day).
The special thing about our cookie is that there is also wattle seed in it, which adds a lot to the taste.
More about the travel adventure of Secret Agent Hektor Maille:
To cook a crocodile stew in a river bed, as Hektor Maille was asked to do as his eleventh labour, is quite something, even for our secret agent:
First Publication: 1-8-2010
Modifications: 26-1-2011, 19-6-2011, 15-11-2011, 16-12-2011