Anzac biscuits have been a classic in Australia and New Zealand since World War 1. Baked by family to send to military personnel serving far from home, the ingredients didn’t spoil easily and stood up well to transportation across countries, continents and the oceans in between. They were also popular at fetes and fundraising ventures to support the troops during war time. Our favourite version of the classic Anzac biscuit recipe was passed onto me by the mother of a child I taught many, many years ago – you can find it here. And with a few minor tweaks, the biscuit recipe transforms into this tasty Anzac Slice, perfect for lunch boxes, and super perfect if you just don’t have the time to roll and flatten individual biscuit balls!
So here it is – Anzac Slice – presented with a few tasty variations too!
Fruity Anzac Slice: Add 1/2 cup sultanas (or raisins), dried cranberries or chopped dates to the dry ingredient mix (step 2).
Chocolate Drizzled Anzac Slice: Once slice has cooled, melt white or milk chocolate according to the package instructions and drizzle over the top of the slice. Refrigerate until the chocolate has set. Serve.
This recipe is also great for cooking with kids. AJ (almost 3 years old) was in charge of sifting and stirring the dry ingredients while Immy (7 years old) took care of the wet ingredients (with supervision when using the stove).
Are you an Anzac Biscuit lover? Have you ever tried Anzac Slice?