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The Best ANZAC Day Recipes

ANZAC Day is the perfect reason to get together with family and friends for a day of celebration and remembrance. And we have the best ANZAC Day recipes to suit any celebration.

ANZAC Biscuits

It just wouldn’t be ANZAC Day without a batch (or 3!) of ANZAC biscuits. These ones are so simple and deliciously chewy.



 ANZAC Caramel Slice

For something a little different, why not whip up a tray of ANZAC Caramel Slice. This recipe from Donna Hay is sure to be a winner with all of your guests.

anzac_caramel_slice Image: Donna Hay



A classic Australian and New Zealand recipe, the pavlova has certainly stood the test of time. Top with fresh fruit or chocolate shavings for an extra delicious dessert.


Image: Stephanie Alexander


Afghan Biscuits

New Zealander’s love their Afghan Biscuits.. and what’s not to love. These crunchy chocolate biscuits topped with chocolate glaze and chopped walnuts are impossible to resist!


Image: SBS Food


Aussie Meat Pie

Celebrate ANZAC Day with an Aussie meat pie. Just don’t forget the obligatory squirt of tomato sauce on top! We’re loving this delicious beef pie from Jamie Oliver and we’re sure you will too.


Image: Jamie Oliver


Roast Leg of Lamb

Whether you’re having a quiet family lunch or neighbourhood BBQ, this roast leg of lamb with rosemary is just what you need. Add a few delicious salads and some crispy roast potatoes and you’re all set!


Image: Curtis Stone


Weet-Bix Slice

For a recipe that the whole family (especially the kids!) will love, you must, must, MUST make a tray of Weet-Bix Slice. Perfect to take along to a BBQ or when unexpected guests pop by.


Image: Bake Play Smile


Cheese and Vegemite Scrolls

Nothing says ‘Australian’ quite like a jar of Vegemite. These cheese and vegemite scrolls can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container.


Image: Create Bake Make


Lamington Ice-Cream Cake

For a quick and easy dessert that’s sure to wow everyone, this Lamington Ice-Cream Cake is a must-have! With only 6 ingredients and 10 minutes preparation, there’s no reason not to make this yummy little thing.

feature-3.jpgImage: Zamamabakes


Tim Tam ANZAC Brownies

If you’re after a sugar hit this ANZAC Day, then check out these amazing Tim Tam ANZAC Brownies. They have a deliciously oaty base, topped with a chocolate brownie layer that would impress even the biggest chocoholics out there!


Image: The Annoyed Thyroid


How will you be spending ANZAC Day this year?





Lucy Mathieson

Lucy Mathieson

Lucy is a trained primary school teacher with a passion for baking. Lucy began her blog, Bake Play Smile, in 2013 and it has since grown into one of Australia’s most recognised food blogs. Bake Play Smile is all about fun, food and happiness. Lucy’s recipes have earned national acclaim through a number of awards and publications. She was a winner of the 2015 Best Recipes ‘Home Cook Hero’ competition in Super Food Ideas magazine, a Top 5 Finalist for the 2014 Mamamia Food Blogger Competition, a Top 5 Food Blogger on Every Recipe, and a Kidspot “Voices of 2014″ nominee.

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