I got right into the baking these holidays. This is one we made a while ago, but was one of my favourites, so thought i would share the recipe. It has been oodles of fun picking a recipe - getting the kids to help out. My son has cracking the eggs down pat, whilst my daughter is definitley the taste tester - licking the spoon is essential!!! This recipe, is quick and easy so make it after breakfast and it'll be ready for morning tea! It's got a lovely soft base, and irresistible toffee top...hmmmm yum!
60g soft butter
1 cup ground almonds
1/2 cup caster sugar
2 tbsp plain flour
90g butter, additional
1/2 cup caster sugar, additional
2/3 cup flaked almonds
2. cream butter, ground almonds and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and flour and beat well until combined. Spoon into greased and lined slice tin. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
3. Place additional butter and sugar in a smal saucepan. Bring to the boil over medium-high heat and cook for 5-10 minutes, or until the sugar starts to caramalise, stiring often. Don't worry if at any stage, it looks as if you have made a big white, pasty blob - it will gradually darken and become smooth.
4. Remove from the heat, add flaked almonds and pour and spread evenly over the base. Set aside to cool before cutting into squares.
Perfect with your morning cuppa