Walnut & Oat Bread

Hello from Melbourne!

Yes, I’ve moved again. I actually hate moving (all evidence to the contrary), but Melbourne is a really cool city and I’m happy to be here. Much as I loved my time in beautiful Byron Bay, it was time for a change. So here I am. Back to being new to town and living in a hostel. A hostel without an oven.

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Luckily I do have a couple recipes I’ve been saving for you, and hopefully I’ll find a room before long and I’ll be back to baking. I’ve certainly been getting good baking weather here—it seems to be winter already in Victoria. I know it’s spring for some of you, but for me it’s definitely bread-making season. And if I had an oven, I would totally make some of this again.

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ANZAC Biscuits

I’ve been in New Zealand since September 2011, and I think this is the first traditional Kiwi recipe I’ve tried. Which is crazy, but I’ve enjoyed bringing American recipes here too much to try my hand at something everybody’s had before. Still, it is ANZAC Day, my third ANZAC Day here, so it’s time.

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ANZAC Day, for those of you in other parts of the world, is a Kiwi and Australian holiday in honor of members of the Australian New Zealand Army Corps. It falls on the 25th of April, the date in 1915 when the ANZACs landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula. Thousands died, and from 1916, ANZAC Day has been celebrated as a memorial for the fallen and a celebration of those still serving.

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