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Auntie Annie’s shortbread, fruit & almond slice

Auntie Annie’s shortbread, fruit & almond slice

Auntie Annies Shortbreab, Fruit & Almond Slice

Auntie Annie’s shortbread, fruit & almond slice

This is such a lovely bake and so flipping easy. A beautiful shortbread base with a layer of fruit and then topped with a layer of moist almond topping. Finished off with a sprinkling of Almonds! Perfect with a cuppa (It’s also sturdy enough for lunch boxes or a picnic!). I’d call it traditional an old fashioned kinda bake – and I LOVE it. Similar to a Bake-well slice but not quite!

It’s my Auntie Annie’s Recipe and it’s one that is perfect for the cake tin! (If it lasts that long)

Have a go and please let me know what you think?!

Love Cx

Ingredients

Base

  • 175g Butter
  • 250g Plain Flour
  • 75g Caster Sugar
  • 75g Sultanas
  • 100g Glace Cherries (roughly chopped)

Topping

  • 100g Butter (softened)
  • 100g Caster Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 100g Ground Almonds
  • few drops Vanilla Essence
  • 50g Flaked Almonds
  • Icing Sugar for Dusting

Preparation Method

  1. Pre-Heat Oven 180C/350F/Gas 4 Method
  2. Grease and line a 20 x 30cm tin
  3. For the base, rub the butter into the flour using your finger tips, stir in the sugar and then lightly press into the base of the greased & lined tin.
  4. Sprinkle the sultanas and cherries over the base and press lightly
  5. For the topping, cream butter & sugar together until pale & fluffy and ten beat in the eggs, followed by ground almond & vanilla essence
  6. Spread the topping carefully over the fruit & sprinkle with flaked almonds.
  7. Bake for approx. 40 minutes.
  8. Leave to cool in tin, remove, dust with icing sugar and cut into slices or squares

 

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Comments

Marta says:
Beautiful cake! #recipeoftheweek
    Clare x says:
    Thanks Marta - it's de-lish!!!
Angela / Only Crumbs Remain says:
I absolutely love the sound of this Clare - I can never get enough of frangipane bakes! Yum! Thankyou too for joining in with #BakingCrumbs :-) Angela x
Kat (The Baking Explorer) says:
This looks and sounds delicious - fruit and almond go so well together!