Monday, 9 April 2012

My sort of Easter Eggs (almond slice recipe)

A couple of recent indulgences not really eggs although eggs will certainly play a large part in their lives.  The top tin is for making brownies - I have a brownie recipe that I love to make but have not had the right size tin - till now (this was from a great shop in Ramsgate HOME BASICS  that carries a very good range of products.  I know I want some more items from this range.  
The bottom tin is one I have wanted from LAKELAND LTD for a very long time and now that I have it ALMOND SLICES to test it was the only thing to do.
 This is a recipe from a school cookery book 
6 ounces shortcrust pastry
2 ounces butter (softened)
2 ounces sugar
2 ounces ground almonds
2 ounces ground rice
1 egg
raspberry jam
1ounce flaked almonds

 Line a prepared 7inch square tin with shortcrust pastry, spread with the jam. Put the butter, sugar, almonds, rice and egg into a bowl and mix well. Spread the cake mix on top of the jam and sprinkle the flaked almonds on top.

bake for 20 to 25 minutes at gas reg 5 / 180 degrees centigrade
My changes to this recipe are. 
3 ounces of ground almonds
1 ounce self  raising flour and because I like this cake to be quite almondy I put in a half teaspoon of almond essence.   

                                                                                                               I am not sure which tin I like best - the heavy duty brownie tin or the loose bottomed tin from lakeland that produced such perfect cakes.                                                                    ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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