Monday, April 25, 2016
Today is ANZAC Day in Australia. To find out more about ANZAC Day, check out this link.
ANZAC biscuits are common in Australia all year round, not just on ANZAC Day. Legend has it that loved ones sent the ANZAC soldiers ANZAC biscuits during World War I because they kept well.
This year, to commemorate ANZAC Day, I decided to make ANZAC slice instead of ANZAC biscuits. The concept is simply to take the basic elements of ANZAC biscuits (rolled oats, golden syrup, coconut) and put them into slice (bar) form.
The recipe that I used for my ANZAC slice is available online here. There are also lots of other similar recipes for this slice.
If you have never smelt ANZAC biscuits or ANZAC slice baking before, then you are in for a treat if you make this. It has a sweet yet earthy smell, and the golden syrup and brown sugar give the slice a caramel flavour.
The advantage in making ANZAC slice as opposed to ANZAC biscuits is that there is less fuss in making the slice - you simply push the mixture into the prepared tin and cut it into pieces after baking, as opposed to having to roll individual balls for biscuits, and you eliminate the issue of the biscuits spreading into one another.
To all Australians and New Zealanders, I hope that you are enjoying ANZAC Day.