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Luke chats with Ido Drent

Ido Drent is currently starring in the six-part war drama When We Go to War, which begins screening this Sunday on TV One. 

You can watch Luke's interview with Ido below:


ANZAC Biscuits

Sophie Gray of Destitute Gourmet talked to Luke about the tradition of ANZAC biscuits.

Old fashioned Anzac Biscuits

Your home baking repertoire won’t be complete without this classic biscuit. Anzacs keep well so are great for taking on holiday, sending to camp with the kids or just filling the tins for after school snacks

Ready in: 30 minutes                                         Makes:  approx 30-40 biscuits

Pre heat oven to 180°                                   

1 1/3 cups rolled oats
1 1/3 cups Coconut
¾ cup Plain flour
¾ cup Sugar
100 g butter
2 tbsp Golden Syrup
1 tsp Baking Soda (Bicarbonate of soda)
¼ cup boiling water

Melt butter and golden syrup in a small saucepan, while they are melting combine flour, rolled oats, coconut and sugar in a large bowl and make a well in the middle.

In a separate small bowl combine the boiling water and baking soda, mix then pour into the butter and golden syrup. It will foam, then pour the mixture into the dry ingredients.

Mix well and place teaspoon size balls on a cold greased tray with a little space in between to allow for spreading. Bake for 15-20 minutes – after about 10 minutes, cooking the biscuits will have risen slightly – I open the oven and give them a gentle press with a fork then continue cooking till golden brown. While still warm remove to a cooling rack with a spatula.

The dough can be frozen in balls un baked and pulled out a few at a time to be baked as needed. Baked biscuits can also be frozen. 


Giant Poppy

A poppy the size of a football field is being pieced together at Auckland Domain in time for ANZAC Day. 59,000 disks or petals represeting the New Zealand men and women who died during the first world war are being used to build the art installation. It's the idea of artist Tony McNeight who has been working on the project for the past year.

He joined Luke to talk about the launch of the poppy.