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Almond slices

ingredients

makes 25
3/4 cup (100 g) 4 oz flour
3/4 stick (6 Tbsp) 75 g butter
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 egg yolk

for the topping

jam
1 egg white
1/3 cup (65 g) 2 1/2 oz caster sugar (superfine granulated)
1/2 cup (50 g) 2 oz ground almonds
few chopped almonds mixed with a little sugar

method

1. Sift the flour into a bowl. Rub in the butter, then add the sugar and egg yolk and work together as for shortbread.

2. Roll out into a long strip 7.5 cm/3 inches wide and place on a baking sheet. Flute the edges.

3. Bake in a preheated moderate oven 180°C (350°F) Gas Mark 4 for 20 minutes.

4. Spread the strip with jam.

5. Beat the egg white until stiff and fold in the sugar and ground almonds.

6. Spread this over the jam and sprinkle with the almond sugar mixture.

7. Return to the oven and increase the temperature to moderately hot 190°C (375°F) Gas Mark 5.

8. Bake for a further 15 minutes or until set and firm.

9. When nearly cool, cut into 2.5 to 4 cm (1 to 1 1/2 inch) wide strips.

What did you think?

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Almond slices
posted by M Hall @ 11:14AM, 5/23/12
Tried this recipe twice now but the topping mixture is too runny to stay on the pastry base
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