Raspberry bakewell slices

Raspberry Bakewell slices
Raspberry Bakewell slices
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Why not try baking these treats?

375g pack sweet shortcrust pastry

5 tbsp thick seedless raspberry jam

100g frozen raspberries, just thawed

25g flaked almonds

4 tbsp apricot jam

For the sponge:

200g butter, very soft, plus a little extra for the tin

200g golden caster sugar

100g ground almonds

100g self-raising flour

1 tsp baking powder

½ tsp almond extract

4 Free range eggs, beaten

Method:

Heat oven to 200˚C/180˚C fan/gas 6.

Line the base and sides of a buttered tray bake tin, about 18-20cm x 30cm, with baking parchment.

Roll out the pastry to line. Lift into the tin and evenly press right into the corners.

Prick with a fork and chill for 20 mins.

Bake the pastry for 8-10 mins until it’s cooked but not too coloured.

Cool for a few mins and turn down the oven to 180˚C/160˚C fan/gas 4.

Dot the raspberry jam over the pastry (no need to spread) and scatter over the raspberries.

For the sponge:

Put all the ingredients into a large bowl and beat with an electric whisk until soft and very well mixed.

Spoon this over the raspberry layer, then smooth evenly.

Scatter over the flaked almonds and bake for 35-40 mins until golden and firm.

Cool completely in the tin. Will freeze for up to 3 months – overwrap the tin with baking parchment and foil beforehand.

To serve, thaw for 4 hrs at room temperature, then reheat in a low oven.

Melt the apricot jam with 1 tbsp water and brush over the top of the sponge just before serving.

Preparation time: 45 minutes

Cooking time: 35 minutes

Serves: 10