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Nana’s Kitchen: Anzac Bites

I was sorting through my mother’s old recipes and came across this one which transported me back to my childhood.


You don’t need a food mixer, just a bowl, wooden spoon and a bit of elbow power. They are very simple, both in the way they are made and their taste, but that’s how it was when I was growing up. They’re lovely with a cup of tea or coffee and, when they’re past their best, can be dunked!


for approx 16 Bites:

  • 114g butter
  • 3 level tbsp honey
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 114g currants
  • 226g self raising flour
  • 12 tbsp milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C, 160 Fan, Gas 4
  2. Grease two 12-hole cake tins and pre-heat for a few minutes in the oven (this creates an even golden bake)
  3. Cream the butter, add the honey and mix well
  4. Add the beaten egg gradually and beat well
  5. Stir in the currants
  6. Add a little flour, mix and then add a little milk and combine, continue until all the flour and milk has been used and the mixture is creamed together
  7. Fill each bun hole with the mixture and bake in the oven for approximately 15 mins until firm and golden brown
  8. Leave to cool on a cooling rack and sprinkle with caster sugar

Any left over portions can easily be reheated in the microwave

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