Crisp, almondy slice with a hint of honey


  • 3/4 cup butter

  • 3/4 cup sugar

  • ¼ tsp salt

  • 1 egg, separated

  • ½ tsp almond extract

  • 2 tsp grated orange rind

  • 1½ cups plain flour

  • 3/4 cup flaked almonds

  • 2 tblsp honey


  • 1.

    Preheat oven to 180DegC

  • 2.

    Beat butter & sugar until light and fluffy.

  • 3.

    Beat in salt, yolk, extract & zest.

  • 4.

    Add flour & mix until just combined.

  • 5.

    Press pastry into the base of a baking paper lined 23cm x 33cm pan

  • 6.

    Beat the egg white until frothy & brush over pastry base.

  • 7.

    Sprinkle the flaked almonds evenly over the base and bake for 30 minutes.

  • 8.

    Remove from the oven and brush with 2 tblsp honey and bake for 15 minutes more.

  • 9.

    Cool slightly and cut into squares.


I had a squeezepack bottle of Beechworth honey which worked a treat when glazing - just had to drizzle it rather than try brushing it on & dislodging the almonds.

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Posted by jackicamReport
Trust me, I'll find a way... ; )
Posted by jackicamReport
Mmmmmmmmmmm....... I'm the one who picks all the almonds off the tops : )
Posted by Philippa WightmanReport
No can do with this recipe! They're firmly in place thanks to the egg white AND the honey!!