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Scandinavian Almond Bars

From my mothers unending box of old handwritten recipes...

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups plain flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 125 g butter

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 1/2 teaspoon almond essence

  • 3 teaspoons milk

  • 1/2 cup almonds, sliced

  • 1 cup icing sugar

  • 3-4 teaspoons milk

  • 2-4 drops almond essence

Method

  • 1.

    In a large bowl stir together flour,baking powder & salt.

  • 2.

    In another bowl beat sugar & butter together until light and fluffy.

  • 3.

    Add almond essence and egg then beat well.

  • 4.

    Add flour mixture and mix well.

  • 5.

    Divide dough into four. Form each into a 10' roll. Place 2 rolls 4" apart on a lined baking tray and flatten gently until 3" wide (approx).

  • 6.

    Repeat with other two rolls then bruch rolls with milk and sprinkle with almonds.

  • 7.

    Bake at 160C for 12-14 minutes. While still warm cut into 1" wide strips on an angle. Put aside to cool.

  • 8.

    To make icing mix together the icing sugar, milk and essence until glossy and smooth.

  • 9.

    Drizzle icing over the almond bars and store in an airtight container.

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