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Offline Amy :-)

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Coffee and Almond Slice
« on: February 03, 2013, 11:00:29 pm »
Coffee and Almond Slice
Converted from a Family Circle Cookbook called Superb Slices.

Ingredients:
125g butter
185g sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1 tbsp instant coffee
1 tbsp boiling water
185g plain flour
185g almond meal, firmly packed
45g desiccated coconut

Method:
1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Grease and line a shallow cake/lamington/slice pan.
2. Beat butter, sugar and vanilla for 30 seconds/speed 4. Scrape bowl and beat again on speed 4 until light and fluffy.
3. With the motor running on speed 3, break eggs through hole in lid. Allow the first egg to mix for a few seconds before adding the second. Turn motor off and scrape sides of bowl.
4. Dissolve instant coffee in boiling water. Pour through lid with motor once again running on speed 3.
5. Add flour, almond meal and coconut. Mix for 30 seconds/speed 4, scrape sides of bowl and mix again until well combined.
6. Spread mixture into pan and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the slice comes out clean. Cool completely in pan.

I didn't ice my slice, but there is a recipe for Coffee Butter Icing that I will put here in case anyone wants to try it :)

60g butter
125g icing sugar
2 tsp instant coffee, dissolved in a tiny bit of boiling water
60g flaked almonds.

Beat butter until light and creamy. Add icing sugar gradually, followed by coffee. Beat well. Spread over slice and top with flaked almonds. Cut and serve :D

Notes
I used LSA instead of almond meal.
The slice in my photo is a bit undercooked. Please don't let that put you off, it still tasted delicious ;)

Offline Kimmyh

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Re: Coffee and Almond Slice
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2013, 11:29:00 pm »
Looks lovely Amy and I love the idea of using LSA.

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Re: Coffee and Almond Slice
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2013, 11:39:23 pm »
Thanks Kimmy :D

Offline Aussie Brenda

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Re: Coffee and Almond Slice
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2013, 12:13:43 am »
I've just finished off my lamington cakes, this does sound nice, thanks Amy I might make it tomorrow.