Do You Think An Anzac Slice on Anzac Day Would Be Very Nice?


April 24, 2014 by Joanne T Ferguson

Anzac--slice.dessert-whatsonthelistDo You Think An Anzac Slice on Anzac Day Would Be Very Nice?

I do!

For those readers who have been following me for quite some time, you may remember Joanna’s Anzac Biscotti combined with a history of Anzac Day.
BiscottiI then followed with Two-Up Anzac Slice and Cookie which, if you have not previously seen, I welcome you to read, as you will enjoy Australia’s National Game (which is solely played on Anzac Day — with very few exceptions) is illegal!
Anzac-sliceGame AustraliaDo You Think An Anzac Slice on Anzac Day Would Be Very Nice?

I still do and hope you will too!

I might preface that Joanna’s Anzac Slice is a combination of combined recipes as Thermalina LOVED how much we played with Hot Cross Bagels and #Easter Hot Cross Buns Anyone? and Should Easter Foods REALLY Be This Much Fun?

Thermalina wanted to be part of the tribute and history of Anzac Day.

Do you love her new cossie? (Aussie lingo for costume)

Let’s move onto Joanna’s Anzac Slice, eh?

I was inspired by “the Anzac project” to try and recreate “slightly adapted” Lemon Lattice Cheesecake Slice making my own Anzac Biscuits.

As foodies, Thermalina and I decided to make everything from scratch thinking it would be fun to do!

For a start, I LOVE quark; a European style cottage cheese with a smooth texture.

Thermalina and I made cream cheese from scratch thanks to a recipe I found on ThemoBlitz; in turn giving credit that the recipe is from The Germany Book and is found on the Thermomix Forum.

Thermalina and I then made Homemade Condensed Milk from scratch thanks to a recipe from The Bush Gourmand.

We were having so much fun with our project, that we continued on with making our own Anzac Biscuits from scratch as inspired by Gastronomy but “slightly adapted.”

I have a confession to make on behalf of Thermalina and me!

We were enjoying ourselves “probably too much” and we forgot to add the shredded coconut and decided to add some sultanas that we had left over from some recent posts like Hot Cross Bagels and Easter Chocolates Anyone? and The Butterfingers Princess Tart and Hot Cross Buns Comes To Adelaide to name a few.
Creme-CheeseTartletHere’s what some of Joanna’s Anzac Slice looked like along the way!

The cream cheese is above with the bagel.

The homemade condensed milk:
MilkI had to keep it away from Princess What? and Chef Georgio as Thermalina and I almost didn’t have enough for Joanna’s Anzac Slice!

Rolling the biscuit dough between two sheets of baking paper really helped roll it as thin as I could get it!

The sultanas were folded in before rolling.

OatsThe stove was pre-heated to 180C.

I removed the top piece of baking paper; the bottom was lightly sprayed with oil.

I baked the biscuit dough until golden brown; removed and allowed to slightly cool.

I then very methodically “measured” the dough and cut it into 8 equal squares (4 for the top; 4 for the bottom) as the biscuit dough recipe made a lot!

The offcuts did not go to waste as Princess What and Chef Georgio “nibbled the day away!”

It was now time for Thermalina and I to combine the recipe to create Joanna’s Anzac Slice.

Joanna's #Anzac Slice
Prep time
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#easy #entertaining #Anzac #biscuit #dessert #breakfast #lunch #snack
Recipe type: Baking
Serves: 8
  • Ingredients
  • 150 grams cream cheese. (see Notes)
  • 259 grams condensed milk.
  • 100 grams lemon juice, fresh
  • 20 grams of gelatine in 40 grams of boiling water. (see Notes)
  • 8 baked Anzac biscuits ~3 inches square. (see Notes)
  • Oil spray (optional)
  1. Instructions
  2. In a stand up mixer, combine cream cheese, lemon juice, condensed milk with the dissolved gelatin until combined Speed 3. 10 seconds.
  3. Oil spay square Pyrex pan and place 4 Anzac biscuit squares.
  4. Pour above mixture over the top of the biscuits; cover with 4 Anzac biscuits; refrigerate over nite. (see Notes)
  5. Remove from fridge, cut into desired size.
  6. ENJOY!
If not making cream cheese from scratch, use full fat; not reduced fat.
If gelatine does not fully dissolve, strain through a Chux.
Cookie dough for biscuits is personal preference; after not using coconut, folded in ½ cup sultanas that had been prepared in 1 cup of boiling water for 20 minutes; drained.
May need to slightly cut biscuits to fix the Pyrex baking pan.
Make sure top biscuits are level.

Anzac-lemon-cheesecake-whatsonthelistPlease feel free to sit back with a cuppa (Aussie lingo for a coffee or tea) and enjoy Joanna’s Anzac Slice courtesy of Thermalina and me!
Cheesecake Holiday-dessert Oat-sultanas Would you like to try a slice of this right now?

For those readers overseas, have you heard of Anzac biscuits and their history?

For readers in Australia:
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.
The Ode of Remembrance
Poppies                                 Photo Courtesy of THAT [unreliable] GIRL

For Australian Thermomix owners:

Thermalina LOVES her new cossie!
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31 thoughts on “Do You Think An Anzac Slice on Anzac Day Would Be Very Nice?

  1. I had not heard of anzac day before. But this little bar looks very delicious! thought we’d drop back and visit from onlinesisterhood. pinned to try. Have a great weekend.

  2. Melissa @ Simply Sweets by Honeybee says:

    Anzac Day is knew to me. Your recipe looks fabulous. Thanks for sharing with us on Party in Your PJs.

  3. Raia Torn says:

    This sounds amazing… 🙂

  4. Oh wow…I have to say…these look wonderful. Being American I am not familiar with Anzac day, but I would take a slice of these any day. Thank you for linking up at Party in your PJs…it is wonderful to party with you.

  5. Thank you so much for being a part of the Weekend Social! I know I already commented on your recipe, but I wanted to thank you for joining the party as well!

  6. cheapethniceatz says:

    I do want Joanna’s Anzac Slice! I have never had an Anzac period so far 🙁 Happy belated Anzac day Joanne!

  7. Wow I always find out such interesting things about Australia on your blog with your recipes! This dessert looks very temping and I LOVE the story behind it!

  8. This is new to me, but it does look lovely! have a great day Joanne!

  9. Anzac slice is a great idea! I still have yet to play two up on Anzac Day but I definitely want to 🙂

  10. Corinna Ashley (For My Love Of blog) says:

    Wow! I’m incredibly impressed with your cooking abilities! I’ve never heard of this dish before, but it sure does look good!

  11. jodie says:

    Sounds really good – will have to give it a try for sure!

  12. I have never heard of it before, but it looks fabulous!

  13. Amira says:

    Happy Anzac day Hoanne, I haven’t heard of this national day before so it was something new to me. Your recipes for this day are very tempting to try :). How do you make homemade condensed milk?

  14. Kristen says:

    Wow…will you come bake for me? Looks lovely!

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