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Strawberry Almond Slices

A teatime treat with strawberry filling.

Ingredients:

  • For the base
  • 2 cup cake flour sifted
  • 1/4 cup castor (fine grind) sugar
  • 1/2 cup soft butter
  • 2 large egg beaten
  • 1 cup strawberry jam

Topping

  • 1 cup cake flour sifted
  • 1 cup castor sugar
  • 1 cup soft butter
  • 4 large eggs beaten
  • 1 tsp. vanilla essence
  • 1 cup finely ground almonds
  • Blanched and sliced almonds for the top

Directions:

Preheat oven to 355 degrees F (180 degrees C)

For the base. Cream butter and sugar till well blended. Add beaten egg and add flour gradually and making a soft dough. Roll on floured surface and spread on a greased tray. Spread the strawberry jam evenly and leave aside.

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Mix the ingredients for the topping. Cream butter and castor sugar adding the beaten eggs and vanilla essence,cake flour and ground almonds. Mix well and spread over the jam base.

Place almonds on top and bake for 35-45 minutes or till golden in colour. Cut in slices and serve with hot tea.

Servings: 8-9
Time:30 Minutes Preparation Time
40 Minutes Cooking Time

Source: from a friend

By Dorty from SA

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