We love Anzac biscuits in our house and I CANNOT believe it’s taken us this long to get around to making this easy Anzac Slice! I decided to turn our favourite afternoon tea treat into a slice one afternoon a couple of weeks ago as a treat for the boys once they got home from kindy. They are both always ravenous when they get home and I’ve learnt from past
tantrums experience that having a snack ready and waiting for them helps reduce some of our witching hour chaos.
This recipe is a little different to the Anzac Biscuit recipe I use to ensure there is enough delicious mixture to fill the slice tin, but it still creates a chewy and delicious ‘biscuit’ slice – just the way I like it! If you have a Thermomix, you can find instructions to make this yummy slice here.
As well as being a great snack, this easy Anzac Slice recipe is also great for the kids lunch boxes and I’ve even frozen it in the past and it defrosts quite well. The only real problem with it, is stopping yourself from eating too many pieces!!
Our big boy was initially a little disappointed to have missed out on helping to do some ‘making’ but as soon as he has devoured a piece (or two) of this Anzac Slice, he soon forgot about what he had missed out on.
Do your kids come home from school/kindy ravenous too?
You can find the Thermomix instructions for this easy Anzac Slice here
- 1 & 1/4 cups of plain flour
- 1 & 1/4 cups of rolled oats
- 1 cup of firmly packed brown sugar
- 1 cup of desiccated coconut
- 150 g of butter - chopped into small pieces
- 2 tablespoons of golden syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
- 2 tablespoons of boiling water
- Preheat your oven to 180°C and line a slice tin (approx 28cm x 18cm) with baking paper. Make sure you leave paper hanging over the edges to help you remove it from the tin later.
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, oats, sugar and coconut using a large metal spoon and make a well in the centre.
- Place the butter and golden syrup in a small saucepan and cook over a low heat for 6 - 8 minutes or until the butter has melted and the ingredients have combined. Make sure to stir the mixture every minute or so.
- In a separate bowl, combine the bicarbonate of soda and boiling water. Then remove the melted butter mixture from the heat and stir in the dissolved bicarbonate of soda mixture.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the well made from the dry ingredients. Use a large metal spoon to combine.
- Pour the slice into your prepared pan and using the back of a spoon, press the mixture evenly into slice tray. Bake for 25 minutes or until the slice is golden brown.
- Carefully remove the slice from the oven and allow it to completely cool in the tray.
- Use the overhanging baking paper to remove the slice from the tin and cut into squares to serve.
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