Thursday, 23 August 2012


“Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.” - Richard M. Sherman
Spring is definitely in the air and the lengthening days are putting everyone in a better mood. What better way to celebrate the approach of Spring and the coming weekend than with a delicious Bakewell Slice?
Bakewell Slice

90 g softened unsalted butter
110 g caster sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla essence
50 g plain flour
50 g almond meal (ground blanched, toasted almonds)
50 g self-raising flour
340 g apricot jam
60 g chopped dried apricots
1 egg, lightly beaten, extra
120 g flaked almonds (shaved, blanched toasted almonds)
60 g almond meal (ground blanched, toasted almonds), extra
1 tablespoon icing sugar

  • Mix jam and finely chopped apricots heat in the microwave for a couple of minutes and let it cool.
  • Preheat oven to 160˚C and grease a 20 x30 cm baking pan, lining it with baking paper.
  • Beat butter, caster sugar, vanilla essence and egg in a small bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  • Stir in the flours and first lot of almond meal, mixing lightly.
  • Spread dough into pan, levelling it out.
  • Spoon jam mixture gently over the dough, covering it evenly.
  • Combine the extra egg, 80 g of the flaked almonds and second lot of almond meal in a bowl. Mix well and spread evenly over the jam. Sprinkle the remaining flaked almonds over the top evenly.
  • Bake for about 40 minutes in a fan forced oven.
  • Cool slice in the pan and dust with sifted icing sugar before cutting into small rectangular pieces.

This post is part of the Food Friday meme,
and also part of the Food Trip Friday meme.


  1. Great photo and I bet the food is delicious too.


  2. That looks interesting and yummy:)

    Visiting from FTF- hope you can stop by..

  3. What a delish cake to munch :-) it sure looks appetizing :-) Dropping late from last weeks FTF

  4. What a healthy choice of ingredients too :-) Dropping by from last weeks FF