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Thinking Day 2002

The girls learned some facts about both Australia and Italy. In each country they made a flag and sang a popular song. Here are just a few notes from the meeting.

Visit Australia

"Please, can I have a bicky?" That's what Australian children say if the want a biscuit (a cookie). Chances are they'll get a popular Anzac biscuit, so named because soldiers in the Australian and New Zealand Army Corp during World War I loved to eat them. When you bite into one, you may think it's just a crunchy oatmeal cookie, but it's actually and Anzac "bicky."
Most of the girls liked the biscuit and asked for the recipe. If you would like to make it at home, here is the recipe we used:

Anzac Biscuits

Total time: 28 min. | Baking time: 13 min. | Prep Time: 15 min.

Makes approx. 24 servings

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup sweetened coconut flakes
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup butter - melted
3 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons light corn syrup

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl, combine the flour, oats, brown sugar, shredded coconut, and baking soda. Add butter, water, and syrup. Stir the dough until everything is completely mixed together.
Place spoonfuls of mixture onto a greased cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 13 minutes, or until done.

Visit Italy

Vino! One of the main items that Italy produces is fine wine - or Vino! It is also present at most meals eaten by Italian's. In celebration of their tradition of fine wine, the girls drank a toast. In Italian, you say "Salute!" when you raise your glass.

Formagge Cheese is another item often seen in the Italian meal. There are several types of Italian cheeses, but you might be most farmiliar with Provolone, Mozzarella, or Parmesan. Italians often drink wine while eating cheese to enhance the flavor of both.

Thank you Audrey for bringing Italy to the troop!

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