Almond and Coffee Slice

    Almond and Coffee Slice


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    Chopped almonds and instant coffee combine with cardamom to make this great slice that is perfect for a work lunch treat.

    Serves: 36 

    • 1 1/2 cups (185g) plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) milk
    • 2 teaspoons instant coffee
    • 65g butter or margarine
    • 1 cup (220g) white sugar
    • 1 cup (155g) icing sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1 cup chopped almonds
    • Icing
    • 3 cups (465g) icing sugar
    • 1/3 cup (85ml) evaporated milk
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla essence

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Combine flour, baking powder, cardamom and salt then set these dry ingredients aside.
    2. Combine milk and coffee in a saucepan then heat at a medium low setting. Stir until coffee dissolves then remove from the heat.
    3. In a large bowl cream the butter with the white sugar and icing sugar. Beat in the egg then beat in the coffee mixture. Gradually blend in the mixture of dry ingredients and fold in the almonds.
    4. Spread dough evenly in a 22x33cm cake tin. Bake for 18-20 minutes at 180 degrees C or until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean. Cool in cake tin on wire rack.
    5. Icing: Put 1 cup of icing sugar in a mixing bowl. Beat in the evaporated milk and vanilla essence. Gradually beat in remaining 2 cups of icing sugar.
    6. Continue beating until of desired consistency. If consistency is too thick add a little more milk; if it is too thin add more icing sugar.
    7. Cover the bars with the icing.

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