Sunday, July 10, 2011

Almond Slice

What sort of a weekend would it be around here without a bit of baking?

Well this weekend I decided to make something right out of left something totally crazy...some might even say I had lost my what did I make I hear you say? Marshmallow and Strawberry Toasted Sandwiches? Peanut Butter and Vegemite Cups? Caramel and Tomato Pie!? No....actually it was just an Almond Slice, but seeing as OH is seriously anti-nut I think he thought I was going crazy, but let's be honest, we all probably figured that out a long time ago didn't we?

Anyways, let me tell you about the starts off with a lovely lil brown sugar shortbready type of layer...moves on to a gooey honey layer and is topped off with a gorgeous layer of slivered almonds...doesn't that sound good?

Almond Slice

For the base you will need:

1/2 cup brown sugar
125g butter (melted)
1 cup plain flour

Pre-heat oven to 160C.

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and press into the bottom of a lined and greased slice tin. Bake for 15 mins.

While that is baking make your topping...

For the topping you will need:

2 tbspns milk
2 tbspns thickened cream (optional)
60g butter
2-3 tbspns honey
1/2 cup caster sugar
1 cup slivered / flaked almonds

Combine all ingredients, except almonds, in a jug / bowl and microwave for 60 seconds on medium high. Give it a good stir and microwave for a further 60 seconds. Continue doing this until the sugar has all dissolved, but be careful because it will be mega hot!

When the sugar has all dissolved and everything is combined, stir through the almonds and pour over the cooked base.

Put back in the oven for 10-15 mins.

When it is done, let it sit on the counter or in the fridge for a few hours to set properly before you try and slice it :)

I have also made this using a cup of rolled oats instead of almonds and it came out just as nice!

Stick around because I have something spectacular in the works for you all later this week!!

Hope you all had a fantastic weekend!!

Em x

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