Saturday, 25 April 2015

Chocolate Chip & Almond Anzac Slice

Today in Australia and New Zealand we commemorate what's know as Anzac Day, the day we arrived on the shores of Gallipoli in World War I.

Today is extra special as it's been 100 year since that arrival that changed our nations history.

It's claimed that the Anzac Biscuit were sent by the wives of the soldiers to their husbands serving in the war because the ingredients do not spoil easily and the biscuits kept well during transportation on boats.

There are many different varieties of Anzac Biscuits out there now and I've always been fond of the Anzac Slice, as it's so soft and chewy. I've added a few extra ingredients to change it up a bit.

Chocolate Chip & Almond Anzac Slice

1 cup rolled oats
1 cup plain flour (sifted)
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup coconut
1/3 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup slivered almonds (or any nut you like)
125g butter
2 tablespoons golden syrup
1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda
2 tablespoons boiling water

Combine oats, flour, sugar, coconut, chocolate chips and almonds in a bowl.

Combine butter and golden syrup, stir over a gentle heat until melted.

Mix soda with boiling water, add to melted butter mixture and then stir into the dry ingredients.

Press into a slice tray that's lined with baking paper.

Cook in a preheated oven at 160 degrees C for about 15 - 20 mins until golden brown and cooked through.

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