Almond and Coffee Slice

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    35 minutes

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


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    Ingredients
    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

    Directions
    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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    4

    Very, very good!! Nice flavors and the frosting is yum! the coffee gives a texture that is devine  -  28 Dec 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    3

    These turned out delicious! Butter is not necessary if you want. I substitued 1 tbs oil, 1/4 cup greek yogurt, and 1 tbs half and half. I also used an extra 1/4 tsp of cardamom. I ended up with too much liquid, so i used this to make the frosting by mixing what was left in the bowl with powdered sugar. This i drizzled on the bars as soon as they came out of the oven. delicious!!  -  26 Apr 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    0

    instead of coffee and cardamom I used penzeys baking spice and king Arthurs espresso powder. added vanilla and also a bit of almond extract to batter, plus coconut flakes and cashews. baked in 9x9 pan. Batter just a bit heavy on coffee flavor, could also add oatmeal. these will be great under vanilla ice cream !  -  19 May 2017  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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