The Anzac biscuit is closely associated with the Anzac soldiers who fought during World War I. The biscuits were sent by wives and women’s groups to soldiers abroad because they had a long shelf life and didn’t spoil easily during transportation. Soldiers consumed these hard tack biscuits as a substitute for bread. Unlike bread though, the biscuits were incredibly hard, so some soldiers even ground them up and ate them as porridge. Many early recipes for Anzac biscuits differ from the modern version.

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