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Almond Squares

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 250g butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 packet GF almond icing (Bakels is GF)
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • few drops almond essence
  • 3 cups GF plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon guar gum
  • almonds for decorating

Method

  1. Cream butter and sugar together.
  2. Break or grate almond paste into mixture, add half the beaten egg and few drops of almond essence.
  3. Mix in flour (use mixer) to make a shortbread-type dough.
  4. Press into an oblong Swiss roll tin pre-lined with baking paper.
  5. Decorate with almonds and brush with remaining beaten egg.
  6. Bake at 180oC for 20-25 minutes.

Cut into squares whilst still warm and leave in the tin until cool.

To make this recipe low lactose or dairy free, use a plant-based spread instead of butter.

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