Blackberry Almond Slice

Hey…

You there…

The only one that hasn’t made a resolution to be healthier in 2011…

The one that hasn’t promised to cut out all sweets and excess sugar….

You need to make this slice…

now.

For those of us that have vowed to be healthier, to exercise, eat our veggies and drink more water,  please avert your eyes for this one post (or may I suggest bookmarking this recipe for when your resolutions are doubtlessly broken… this slice is that good!).

I wanted to bake something sweet to take to Kris’ family on Christmas day, so upon my Aunty’s recommendation, I made this blackberry almond slice from my good old Delicious magazine.

After a bit of a shortcrust disaster (I totally mis-estimated the amount of butter that I added and it was way too dry and floury),  had no choice but to throw out the base and start again.

Also, just a little warning, the recipe is easy yet confusing, meaning that I accidentally tripled the sugar in the almond topping (and didn’t have extra almonds to start over).  I blame the glass of red wine that I was having with mum, but despite all the errors the slice turned out delicious.

A piece of this atop a scoop of vanilla ice cream will make you forget all the guilt of breaking your resolutions only days into January.

 

Photos from: my camera, Kris‘ camera and my brother’s camera (sorry they all look a little different… but it was fun to get a bit of help with my photos)

Recipe from Delicious Magazine, available here.

Just in case you get confused like me… I have added an (in my opinion) improved ingredients list that separates the sugar, butter and vanilla extract needed for each section.  See the original recipe for the full quantities required.

Topping:

  • 200g flaked almonds
  • 2 tbs milk
  • 60g unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup caster sugar
  • 1tsp vanilla extract

Shortcrust:

  • 165g unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups (225g) plain flour
  • 1/3 cup (50g) cornflour

Berry filling:

  • 1/2 cup (160g) blackberry jam
  • 1 cup (150g) thawed frozen or fresh blackberries

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3 responses to “Blackberry Almond Slice

  1. Steve

    Dad update: You better have a sweet tooth for this…great as it was.

  2. Oh my!!! That looks and sounds absolutely divine … good health can wait, I need to make this NOW! 🙂

  3. Happy New Year! This recipe sounds so good, and I thought the photos turned out really well – looks super appetising to me… I getting off to a happy start in 2011. I love reading your blog and keeping up with your on twitter – I feel like you’re the first person I’ve met on my own in Brisbane, in a funny way, and I can’t wait to see what else you get up to this year! Keep dry!
    – Catherine

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