Golden ANZAC Slice - 25th April 2012

ANZAC Day is of great significance here in Australia, a time where we all reflect on the sacrifices made by soldiers who have served our country during times of war . It is also a time when we make ANZAC biscuits in memory of those who served during World War I, and who were sent these delicious biscuits as treats as they have a long shelf life and did not require eggs which were scarce during the war.

Lest We Forget...

This time last year,  I shared a recipe for ANZAC heart biscuits which have recently been added to the Fairfax Essential Kids website, check them out here.

This slice is for those who enjoy ANZAC biscuits but want something a little different. If you love sweet things be sure to top it with the icing, otherwise leave it plain.

Golden ANZAC Slice
Recipe adapted from The Australian Women's Weekly - anzac slice with golden icing

125g unsalted butter , chopped
1 cup (220g) firmly packed brown sugar
2 tbs golden syrup
1/4 cup (60ml) water
1/2 cup coconut ( I used Mackenzies Moist Coconut)
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup plain flour
1/2 tsp bicarb soda

icing (optional)
2 cups (320g) icing sugar
1 tbs golden syrup
20g unsalted butter
2 tbs hot water

Preheat oven to 120'C and grease a lamington/slice tin ( about 20cm x 30cm) and line base with baking paper making sure the paper extends about 5cm up the sides.

Stir butter, sugar and golden syrup in a saucepan over low heat until well combined and the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in the combined water and baking soda mixture.

Next, stir in oats, coconut and sifted flour. Spread mixture into tin and bake in the oven for about 40 minutes. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack until cool.

optional step
Sift icing sugar into heatproof bowl and stir in golden syrup, butter and enough water to make a thick paste. Place bowl over a saucepan of simmering water and stir until spreadable.

Spread slice with icing and serve.


This slice will keep well in an airtight container for up to a week.


  1. Great minds thinka alike! I just posted a recipe for a baked ANZAC and apple slice. Like the icing on yours, I went with an ice cream topping instead. Happpy ANZAC Day!

  2. What a great slice. Thank you!

  3. Where is the baking soda in the ingredients? Presumably it is 1/2 tsp as with other recipes. Great recipe otherwise.


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