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Almond Slices

Almond Slices  

 Prep.Time: 30 min
 Cook.Time: 25-30 min
 Difficulty: Easy
 12 Slices


 Mixing Bowl
 18-20cm/7-8" Cake Tin
 Rolling Pin


 4 Tbsp Raspberry Jam 
 75g/3oz Butter or Spread 
 75g/3oz Caster Sugar
 100g/4oz Ground Almonds
 50g/2oz Ground Rice
 25g/1oz Flaked Almonds
 1 Egg

 100g/4oz Plain Flour 
 50g/2oz Butter or Spread
 25g/1oz Caster Sugar
 50g/2oz Lard
 A little Cold Water


Pre-heat the oven to 190°c / 375°f / Gas Mark 5.
Rub the flour, lard and butter together until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
Mix in the sugar.
Add the water and mix it in until you have a pliable dough.
Roll out the pastry then line the greased tin with it.
Spread the jam over the pastry.
Cream the butter and sugar together until it is light and fluffy.
Stir in the ground almonds and ground rice.
Add the egg and mix well.
Spread the mixture over the layer of jam.
Sprinkle flaked almonds on top.
Bake in oven for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned.
Allow to cool then cut into slices.
Store in an airtight container.

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