This Apricot & Almond Slice seems benign in appearance and the simple ingredients don’t shout. However it is a huge hit and will disappear lightning fast from the baking tin. It can be made with wholemeal flour, but in this instance plain white flour is good. Try the Chocolate & Date variation for something different.
Apricot & Almond Slice
100g (½ cup) brown sugar
1 cup plain flour
1 ½ t baking powder
¾ cup ground almonds
2/3 cup apricot jam
½ cup sliced almonds
¼ – ½ cup white chocolate, melted
Preheat oven to 180ºC/350ºF.
Melt butter in large pot.
Remove from heat, mix in sugar and egg and beat to combine.
Sift in flour & baking powder then stir in ground almonds until combined.
Press half the mixture into a greased & lined 20cm square tin, spread with jam and dot remaining mixture dough over top of jam.
Sprinkle with sliced almonds.
Bake 25-30 minutes.
Once cold, drizzle with melted white chocolate.