Almond Slices Recipe

Almond Slices Recipe

Ingredients: Makes 12

100 g/4 oz/0.5 cup butter or margarine

225 g/8 oz/2 cups plain (all-purpose) flour
5 ml/1 tsp baking powder
50 g/2 oz caster (superfine) sugar
1 egg, separated
75 ml/5 tbsp raspberry jam (conserve)

100 g/4 oz icing (confectioners') sugar, sifted
100 g/4 oz/1 cup flaked (slivered) almonds


Rub the butter or margarine into the flour and baking powder until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in
the sugar, then mix in the egg yolk and knead to a firm dough. Roll out on a lightly floured surface to fit a greased 30 x 20 cm/12 x 8 in Swiss roll tin (jelly roll pan). Press gently into the pan and lift the edges of the dough slightly to make a lip. Spread with the jam. Whisk the egg white until stiff, then gradually beat in the icing sugar. Spread over the jam and sprinkle with the almonds. Bake in a preheated oven at 160C/325F/gas mark 3 for 1 hour until golden brown and just firm. Leave to cool in the tin for 5 minutes, then cut into fingers and turn out on to a wire rack to finish cooling.

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