I love the flavour of Anzac biscuits, here all I have done is make one big biscuit! A slice that is absolutely delicious called my Anzac Slice
I had so much fun creating and planning this recipe, it seems like the time is just flying since this time last year. Most families have a favourite ANZAC biscuit recipe, we certainly do and the one I use creates a gorgeous crunchy cookie with a chewy inside, the perfect accompaniment for a cuppa.
This time I took my recipe and created this stunning slice, a gorgeous looking final product that is soft and chewy and absolutely delicious. Also my kids love this time of year as I tend to buy a new tin of Chelsea Golden Syrup so their porridge becomes the best meal of the day again!
No ANZAC day would be complete with out a little history. As you may know ANZAC Day celebrates the Australian New Zealand Army Corps and their service in World War 1. We remember our soldiers who served each year on April 25th with a public holiday and commemorative services held across both countries with the red poppy being the symbol of this day of remembrance.
There is however some dispute about the origins of the Anzac biscuit! Many claim that this biscuit was sent over to our soldiers in World War 1 as they kept well on the long trip, however this has been investigated by the New Zealand Army Museum at Waiouru and found to be a recipe more likely made at home by the women here at home to fund-raise for war efforts at fetes and galas. If you are interested to know more check it out here – About the ANZAC Biscuit.
So onto the recipe. I created a super thick and chunky slice that brings together all the gorgeous flavours of Rolled Oats, Brown Sugar and Golden Syrup. Absolutely traditional must have ingredients for this recipe that combine perfectly for a beautiful slice, great to have on hand over the long weekend and to share with family and friends.
Today I used a spring form cake tin measuring 23cm (9″), if you preferred a thinner slice you can use a larger spring form tin, or use a large slice tin to create perfect bars to add to the kids lunch boxes. Chocolate prettiness of course optional but adds wow factor and is a lovely contrast to the flavours.
So without further ado onto the recipe, it is simple, easy and delicious.
I would love to know about your special ANZAC recipes, do you have any traditions around this day as a family? Let me know in the comments below.
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Happy Baking! Anna
Hi Anna, I have made this slice before and everyone loves it! I sometimes have to cook it a bit longer and was wondering after reading your recipe again, is your oven temperature for a fan-forced oven? If so I may have to increase the temperature to 190 degrees celsius for my old standard bake oven. Thanks.
All my recipes are set to standard bake. Sometimes ovens can vary up to 20 C so it can take longer to cook as well as different size tins etc.
Angela Warren says
This recipe was simple to make, and is delicious. So, says the husband and children. I’ve noticed though mine is a much more golden colour than yours and VERY soft still in the middle. I did use a rectangle tin as that’s what I had. I’m not sure why it’s still so soft.
May need to cook a little longer as all ovens are so different. If you are finding that it is going brown too quickly, you can cook the first portion covered with foil then remove to cook further.
Esperanza Toivonen says
Hi, I am looking forward to
make this slice tomorrow. Can I use whole wheat plain flour? Half coconut and half almond meal? Honey instead of Golden syrup?
I haven’t tried any of these alternatives so cannot say how they will work. If you do let me know how you get on.
Kate Humphries says
Hi there. This slice is superb but I wonder can I freeze it? What do you think?
Yes you can
Elizabeth Hudsonz says
I have made normal Anzac biscuits recipe into slice before I usually add some sultanas and crushed peanuts
You do not say which size tin ? I am new to baking and need all the help I can get !
Sorry I have amended that now, I usually use my 23cm springform tin, but you could also use a square or rectangular. The bigger the tin the thinner the slice will be.
I don’t care for coconut, could I use nuts instead?
Or do you have another suggestion.
Yes, you can use crushed nuts in place of the coconut, or cornflakes, rice bubbles. It will change the texture, but should be lovely.
Amanda Gillespie says
OMG yum yum yum ?? soo soo tasty just very very ugly haha ??
Amanda Gillespie says
Oh my goodness just had a massive fail with this slice!!!! Is it suppose to explode over the top of the tin and jiggle??!! Hehehe!! To be fair it smells awesome so apart from not looking very aesthetically pleasing, fingers crossed it tastes awesome ??
Sounds like maybe the tin wasn’t big enough, it should set upon cooling. Bet it’s a tasty fail ☺️
Delicious! The kids and hubby really enjoyed this. Chocolaty, chewy and very nice!
Glad you liked it!! ☺️
Just made another batch! I make his every Sunday now for lunch boxes. Yum!
Awesome! I’m so glad you are enjoying it ?
Kay scott says
Sounds wonderful! What could I substitute for the golden syrup? It’s not found here in Central America.
Hi Kay, thank you. It’s not found in many places I see. You can substitute corn syrup and molasses, some even use honey or maple syrup and I’ve even seen a site for how to make your own! It’s a very thick syrup with a distinctive flavour. Google is more helpful than me!! ?
Enjoyed this, and will make again. It made a good sized quantity! I added a bit of ginger which was nice too…. Lovely with coffee. And good for travelling
Ginger would have been lovely!! Glad you enjoyed it ?
Thank you for the wonderful recipe – everyone at my work, and at my partner’s work, absolutely loved it and many have asked for the recipe! 🙂
That’s wonderful to hear. You are very welcome ?
Nicky Taylor says
Oh my! Just whipped this up to try…..so delish. I halved the mixture as I didn’t want a massive slice, but it’s that good I wish I didnt!
Yay! I’m so pleased you enjoyed it. It’s so easy you can always make it again!! ?
Sarah D says
Anna, made the slice during the week (without the choc drizzle) and everyone absolutely loved it. I have two teens in the house as well as their dad. Very good thanks, will definitely make again and somewhat easier and quicker than biscuits because you just shove it all into cake tin and press! cheers.
I’m so pleased you enjoyed it!! So much easier than rolling, as long as you don’t think too much about how many biscuits one piece really is!!?? Lol
Yum! This is one of gotta try ??
Thank you!! Enjoy ?
Alison Carroll says
We have recently begun making ANZAC self saucing pudding on ANZAC day. Definitely a twist on the old favourite! A nice way to remember my granddad who fought at Gallipoli and my great uncle who died there.
What a lovely idea! Recipe please xo
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You can enter with your email address I believe ?