Happy Australia Day all! As today is our official national day, it is tradition to enjoy all things Australian. And you can’t get much more Australian than Anzac Biscuits. (For my international readers, who probably have no idea what I’m talking about; essentially cookies make from oats and coconut. They are sweet, chewy and pretty much the best oat cookies around.)
But instead of the usual Anzac biscuit you’re used too, we are going to take it a step further and make Anzac slice instead. You get the same delicious flavour, but super sized! It’s thicker, softer, and chewier, (and generally superior in every way!) Totally addictive and perfect for celebrating Australia Day!
- 125g of butter
- 2 tbsp of golden syrup
- ½ tspn of baking soda
- 2 tbsn of cold water
- 1 cup of flour
- 1 & ½ cups of rolled oats
- ⅔ cup of caster sugar
- ⅔ cup of shredded coconut
- ¼ cup of white chocolate melts or chips
- Preheat your oven to 160°C and grease a small rectangular slice pan and line with baking paper.
- Place butter, syrup and water in a small saucepan over low heat and cook for 4 - 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Stir in bicarbonate of soda and stir to combine.
- In a separate bowl, combine the flour, oats, sugar, coconut and white chocolate melts (chopped into smaller pieces). Make a well in the centre and pour in the butter mixture. Mix with a spoon until combined. The white chocolate will melt and combine with the mixture.
- Spoon the mixture into the prepared pan and press evenly into a thick, even, slice. Transfer to the oven and bake for 25 - 30 minutes or until golden.
- Allow to cool completely in the pan before cutting into pieces. Serve warm or store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.