Thursday, April 19, 2012

ANZAC Slice....or is it a Cake???

Now this is not your average Anzac slice or your average Anzac cake....This takes the best parts of an Anzac biscuit, the chewy golden goodness studded with coconut and oats, and combines it with a soft, moist delicious Anzac flavoured cake ....I will go as far as to say it is Anzac perfection.

Now start by making your Anzac cake....

1/2 cup Golden Syrup
125 grams Butter
2 cups Self Raising Flour
1/2 cup Caster Sugar
1/2 cup Coconut
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup Milk

Pre-heat oven to 180C.
Combine the butter and golden syrup and melt either in a saucepan over medium heat or in a jug in the microwave for around 60 seconds. Stir until smooth.

Combine sifted flour, sugar and coconut in a large bowl.

Add syrup mixture and mix well.

Add the milk and eggs and beat to combine.

Pour mixture into a greased and lined 20x30cm cake tin and bake for approximately 30 minutes (the cake will be that beautiful golden Anzac colour when it's done)

Now once the cake has cooled a little, break it all up into a bowl.

Melt an extra 50g butter and 1/3 cup golden syrup and pour over the broken up cake. Get your hands in there, get dirty, mix it all up until it's all well combined and holding together nicely.

Push it into the bottom a lined slice tin and place in the fridge to cool.

Now for the caramel layer you will need:

200ml thickend cream
1/3 cup golden syrup
1/3 cup oats
1/3 cup coconut
1/3 cup brown sugar

Pre-heat oven to 180C

Combine the cream, golden syrup and brown sugar and melt either in a saucepan over medium heat or in a jug in the microwave for around 60 seconds. Stir until smooth.

Stir in the oats and coconut and pour over the base layer.

Bake for around 20 - 30 mins or until it is a nice dark golden colour and looks set. It won't go hard or completely set, but it will be cooked enough to not run off the edges and hold it's shape. Now I have to say that at one stage I looked in the oven and had a small panic attack because the middle of the slice had arched up quite high...but when I took it out of the oven it settled back down if yours does that, just chill out and stay calm. Think caramel goodness thoughts.

Allow the slice to cool in the pan before removing, slicing and enjoying with a cup of tea :)

I really wanted to do something different to the normal Anzac biscuits this year and I'm really pleased with the way this slice came out.

Now go on....try it for yourself!! But I'm warning you, you will not want to share...and you may end up hiding in the cupboard eating all the caramel layer with a's ok, I did it too.....

Mrs B xx

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