Almond Slice

Almond Slice 1

It was great having my visitor recently, so I could have fun baking again. Here’s another recipe from my Mum-in-law, that’s quick and easy to make.


Ingredients Base

2 cups cake flour
2 tspn baking powder
1 egg
125g butter or margarine
1/4 cup sugar
Apricot jam

Almond Slice 2


Cream the butter and sugar together. Add the egg and flour. Knead together into a dough. Press into two baking tins. (See photo 2 above) Spread with apricot jam. Or any jam. I used strawberry here, as I didn’t have any apricot.

Almond Slice 3

Ingredients Filling

125g melted butter or margarine
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup oats
1 well beaten egg
1 tspn almond essence


Just add all the ingredients to the melted butter and mix well. Pour on top of the dough base. (See photo 3 above)

Tip: I use less sugar and it turns out fine.


Bake at 180 C for about 20 minutes, till the top is golden brown.

Almond Slice 4


My mother had a delicious almond slice recipe, but it uses ground almonds, which are expensive and hard to find here, so I just make this recipe instead.

Many people seem to be allergic to almonds, or almond essence. My one friend is. But no worries. All the more for me!



15 thoughts on “Almond Slice

    1. scifihammy Post author

      Oh excellent! πŸ™‚
      Just remember that here in SA we don’t have self-raising flour, but plain or cake flour, which is why I have to add the baking powder. If you use self-raising you shouldn’t need the baking powder.
      Anyway, enjoy your baking and even more the consuming. πŸ˜€


  1. Murphy's Law

    Ooooo, this looks delicious! And certainly easy to put together. Sadly, my granddaughter is allergic to tree nuts so this would be a no-no for her. I don’t think there’s any substitute for the flavor of almond. I’m sure you enjoyed every bite of it!! πŸ€—
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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  2. C C Cedras

    This sounds delicious and looks easy and quick. Being celiac, I’d have to adapt it, but that would allow me to include almond flour, which would enhance the almond flavor, I think. I also have ground pecans that might be a nice addition (like your mum’s ground almonds). Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      It is a yummy treat with a cuppa πŸ™‚
      Using almond flour is a great idea – the more almond the better as far as I am concerned. πŸ˜€


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