ANZAC Slice | Recipe
I've recently started watching ANZAC Girls on Netflix which is about tells stories based on the lives Australian and New Zealand nurses during the first world war. As I'm sure the show aims to do, you really begin to consider the hardship and sacrifice of people involved in the war that didn't necessarily fight in the front lines. You get a glimpse into the conditions they were living in, the resources (or the lack of) they were working with, how they were treated and the bonds they formed. I previously wrote about how hiking the trails in Gallipoli have me some insight into the perspective of the Turkish during the war and into the lives of the families who lost their husbands, sons and brothers so its really interesting to also see the nurses side of the story.The show also features the nurses and doctors struggling to munch on the then version ANZAC biscuits (definitely not as delicious as the version we have now!). So with ANZAC Day coming up this Monday I decided to get in the spirit and mix it up a little and bake an ANZAC slice. The recipe uses the same ingredients as the biscuit and are likely to be ingredients that are already siting in your kitchen cupboards.
1 cup flour
1.5 cups rolled oats
2/3 cup shredded coconut
1 cup brown sugar
125 grams butter
2 tablespoons golden syrup
2 tablespoons cold water
1/2 teaspoons bi carb soda
1. Combine the flour, oats, coconut and sugar in a bowl and set aside
2. In a saucepan under low heat mix together the butter, golden syrup and water. Mix until the butter is melted
3. Remove from heat and mix in the bicard soda
4. Mix with the dry ingredients.
5. In a small tin, spread evenly and press the mixture down
6. Bake for 25 mins at 180 degrees Celcius