CHO­CO­LATE & RAISIN AN­ZAC SLICE

MAKES 24 SQUARES PREP 15 MINS COOK 35 MINS PER SERVE 841kj

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✦✦ 1 cup rolled oats ✦✦ 1 cup plain flour, sifted ✦✦ 1 cup caster sugar ✦✦ 1 cup des­ic­cated co­conut ✦✦ 125g but­ter, chopped ✦✦ 1 tbsp golden syrup ✦✦ 2 tbsp boil­ing wa­ter ✦✦ 1 tsp bi­car­bon­ate of soda ✦✦ ½ cup chopped wal­nuts ✦✦ 1⁄ cup chopped raisins 3 ✦✦ 200g dark cho­co­late, melted

1 Pre­heat oven to mod­er­ately slow, 160°C. Lightly grease an 18 x 28cm slice pan. Line base and sides with bak­ing paper, ex­tend­ing 2cm above pan edges.

2 In a medium bowl, com­bine oats, flour, sugar and co­conut.

3 In a small pan, com­bine but­ter and golden syrup. Stir over low heat 2-3 mins un­til melted.

4 In a small jug, com­bine wa­ter and bi­carb. Stir into but­ter mix­ture. Pour into dry in­gre­di­ents. Mix in wal­nuts and raisins.

5 Us­ing a fork, press mix­ture very firmly into pre­pared pan. Bake 25-30 mins un­til golden. Cool in pan.

6 Spread cho­co­late over the cooled mix­ture and chill un­til firm. Us­ing a hot knife, cut slab into 24 squares. Store in an air­tight con­tainer.

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