Apricot Slice

    1 hour 10 minutes

    This simple slice consists of a plain vanilla base with an apricot and hazelnut topping. When cooked cut into triangles and dip in chocolate.

    5 people made this

    Serves: 16 

    • Base
    • 300g plain flour
    • 1 level teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 cup (125g) caster sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 2 eggs
    • 130g butter
    • Topping
    • 300g apricot jam
    • 200g butter
    • 4 tablespoons water
    • 1 cup (220g) caster sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 400g hazelnuts, ground
    • To Decorate
    • dark chocolate, melted

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:30min chilling  ›  Ready in:1hour10min 

    1. Work flour, baking powder, sugar, vanilla, eggs and butter into a smooth dough. Wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
    2. Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface and place on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
    3. Topping: Brush with apricot jam.
    4. Slowly heat butter, water, sugar and vanilla in a saucepan then stir in the ground hazelnuts.
    5. Allow the mixture to cool slightly then spread on the apricot jam.
    6. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C and bake for about 20-30 minutes.
    7. To Serve: Cut the slice into small squares and then cut them again diagonally.
    8. Dip the triangles into the melted chocolate.

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