- Cooking classes
- duration 1 days
- tour type Group
- age requirement 6+ yrs
- max group size 10
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Learn to make delicious ANZAC biscuits, at home, with a few basic ingredients
- Hear the story of these humble biscuits that Australians have been baking for over 100 years!
- Discover games, crafts and other fun things kids can do to celebrate days of remembrance
- Get a glimpse into the home of a local Melbourne family and meet new friends from around the world
Looking for a fun family activity? Learn how to make ANZAC biscuits, a sweet biscuit from Australia, in the comfort of your own home! In this hands-on virtual baking class, you will get to make and eat your own traditional Australian biscuits while hearing about the history and significance of ANZAC Day. Discover a fun game people play on this special day, ideas for easy craft activities and listen to a wonderful children’s story book. This is one the whole family will enjoy! Only one adult ticket is needed per household.
Note: This tour starts at 11am Melbourne time (excluding Saturdays) or 8pm Melbourne time (excluding Fridays). Please remember to check the corresponding start time for your time zone. Your email confirmation will be in local Melbourne time.
Your online experience will start with a welcome from your Australian host, and the chance to meet any other participants joining from around the globe. You’ll share your own interests in Australian cuisine, go through all the ingredients and equipment, and have the chance to ask any questions before you start making your own ANZAC biscuits.
After a traditional gunfire breakfast (not as scary as it sounds!) it’s then time to bake! As you begin making your biscuits, your host will share with you where the name of these biscuits came and why Australian families started baking them over 100 years ago. ANZAC biscuits hold a special place in the heart of many Australians and your host will share with you their stories and memories of the treats.
Because ANZAC biscuits are usually made for a particular day of remembrance, you will learn what other traditions Australians normally do for this day. One of which is a fun game that is only played on this one day of the year. Your host will teach you the game and you’ll have a chance to play it while your biscuits are baking. You’ll also get lots of ideas for different arts and crafts you can make that are popular with Australian kids to celebrate this day of remembrance.
You will also get a chance to learn about other Australian foods that are enjoyed on particular holidays or year-round and ask any questions that you have about ANZAC Day or Australia in general.
We will finish the experience with a short story and poem, which is another one of our traditions, then finally, once the biscuits are ready to come out of the oven you will get to enjoy a delicious taste test. Smiles are guaranteed!
An ingredient and supplies list will be sent to you via email ahead of the tour.
You will need:
1 cup plain flour (150g)
1 cup rolled oats (90g)
1 cup brown sugar (220g)
½ cup desiccated coconut (40g)
125g unsalted butter (4 ounces)
2 tbs golden syrup
1 tbs water
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
Coffee/tea and a shot of rum or any other drink you would like (optional)
2 baking trays, baking paper, 1 sieve, 1 saucepan, large spoon and large bowl for mixing ingredients
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Cancellation for this Online Melbourne Experience for Families: Baking Australian Biscuits tour is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date -full refund will be given. If cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the chosen start date, no refund applies.Payment
For any tour departures within 25 September 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 25 September 2021, a deposit of 100% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 0 days before trip departure.Travel Insurance
Online Melbourne Experience for Families: Baking Australian Biscuits tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this Online Melbourne Experience for Families: Baking Australian Biscuits tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.Meeting start point :
From the comfort of your own home!This tour starts at either 11am or 8pm local Melbourne time. Please remember to check the corresponding start time for your time zone. Your email confirmation will be in local Melbourne time. Time zone converter >Meeting end point :
From the comfort of your own home!COVID-19 Safety Measures
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- This tour follows established guidelines that are in line with the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ framework against COVID-19.
- This tour follows the local government(s) recommendations for gatherings and group sizes.
- Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing is highly encouraged on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected.