I baked up a special treat for the teens this afternoon – one is in the middle of Year 12 (semester 1) exams and the other has been feeling unwell this week. Almond Cream Slice is a recipe from an old cookbook that I used to make frequently but haven’t made for many years. It was just the thing to provide some cheer on a cold wet afternoon.
Almond Cream Slice
1/2 cup cream (thickened or whipping cream)
1/2 cup castor sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 cup self raising flour
1/3 cup castor sugar
1/4 cup cream
1 tablespoon plain flour
1 cup flaked almonds
Grease a 25 x 30 cm swiss roll pan, line base with baking paper.
Combine cream, sugar, essence and eggs in a bowl and whisk until combined. Whisk in flour. Spread mixture into prepared pan and bake in moderate oven (160 deg C) for 15 minutes.
Spread with topping, bake further 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Melt butter in saucepan, stir in sugar, cream, and flour. Stir constantly over heat until mixture boils and thickens. Gently stir in almonds.
Edit: The slice has a cakey texture.