Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Raspberry Friand slice (a)

I am actually eating this while I write the post.
Lordy Lordy this slice is good.
Mum wanted me to make some raspberry friands, but I decided it would be more fun to make...raspberry friand slice. Easier to wrap up, cut up and share, and great as a dessert too (would go epically well with some whipped cream and fresh raspberries).

Raspberry Friand Slice

125g butter, softened
1/3 c castor sugar
2 eggs
1 tspn vanilla essence
1 1/4 c almond meal (about 100g)
2 tbspn plain flour
around 3 handfulls of frozen raspberries (maybe 100g?)
1 tbspn raspberry jam

Preheat oven to 180 celcius and line baking tray with paper.
Cream butter and sugar.
Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well between.
Add vanilla and mix.
Combine flour and almonds, and half to the wet mix and combine.
Add the other half and stir in well.
Pour mix into baking tray and level.
Scatter raspberries overtop and press into cake mix.
Bake for 20 minutes or until cooked (skewer should come out clean)
Heat raspberry jam for about 15 sec in the microwave, and brush over cake.
Cool and keep in tin. Probably in the fridge.

For gluten free awesomeness, just use rice flour instead of plain flour!!! YAY!!!
I actually adapted this from an apricot and almond recipe...so if you want to use apricots, then just drain a 400g tin of apricots and place the apricots in the cake instead of the raspberries and brush with apricot sauce.

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