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.


Mardi Michels said...

This looks amazing Gaye! Off to check out the recipe!

~~louise~~ said...

I don't think I have ever seen ANZAC slices before Gaye. I guess the only way I will ever be able to taste these or the biscuits is to bake them myself. Each year I get more intrigued for their taste.

Thanks for sharing, Gaye...I'm not sure this is proper but enjoy your ANZAC day too...

Janet @ Healthoop said...

Nice recipe! I like it. This food is delicious! Thanks! I will try doing for my husband!^^

Cakelaw said...

If you make it, you'll have to let me know how it goes.

Cakelaw said...

Thanks Louise. ANZAC biscuits are delicious, I am sure you'd enjoy them.

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Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Anzac biscuits are absolutely delicious. I'm glad that we don't just have to wait til once a year to have them.

Johanna GGG said...

yum - I think I should try this - we make a similar slice but without flour and coconut which is great and I love the smell of anzacs - but haven't even had one today - there is probably a fine for that :-)

Kayte said...

Always nice to learn new things and new ways about your land of Oz. These look wonderful. I want to make these for the guys and tell them all about the history. They look delicious.