Odlums Almond Bakewell Slices`


Pastry 175g/6oz Odlums Cream Plain Flour Pinch of Salt 75g/3oz Butter/Margarine Cold Water   Topping 75g/3oz Odlums Cream Plain Flour 125g/4oz Butter/Margarine 125g/4oz Caster Sugar 100g packet Shamrock Ground Almonds 2 Eggs 2 teaspoons Goodall’s Almond Extract/Essence 2 tablespoons Fruitfield Raspberry Jam Shamrock Flaked Almonds to decorate


  1. Preheat oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas 5. Lightly grease an 11 x 7”/ 28x 18cm Swiss Roll tin.
  2. Sieve the flour and salt into a bowl. Rub in the margarine and add sufficient water to make a soft dough.
  3. Turn onto a lightly floured board, roll out and line the Swiss Roll tin. Cover and leave in the fridge while making the topping.


To make topping

  1.  Melt the margarine in a pan over a low heat.
  2.  Remove from the heat and add the sugar, ground almonds and strong flour.
  3. Mix well, then beat in the eggs and almond essence. Leave to cool a little.
  4. Remove pastry from the fridge; spread the jam over the top of the pastry base.
  5. Pour the topping over the jam.
  6. Decorate with flaked almonds and bake for 35-40 mins. until pale golden in colour.
  7.  When cool, cut into slices.