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My Family Budget Almond Slice Recipe

Updated on September 19, 2014
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Christine, a wife, mother and homemaker for over 30 years, has an NVQ3 in Childcare & Education & loves cooking, music, health & nutrition.

almond slices
almond slices

Welcome to my almond slice recipe, which has been a family favourite for many years!

My mother used to make this when I was a child and having acquired the recipe from her, I have been making it for my family now for many years. It contains semolina to replace ground almonds, making it more economical, light and truly delicious. The addition of apricot jam gives it the sticky sweetness that holds it all together. Perfect with a cup of tea in the afternoon or to accompany your morning coffee. Don't worry if you don't manage to perfectly lay out the top part of the dough, as it all comes together nicely whilst baking.

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  • 8 oz (200g) soft butter
  • 8 oz caster sugar
  • 8 oz semolina
  • 8 oz self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon almond essence
  • 2 eggs
  • Apricot jam
  • Shredded almonds


  1. Preheat oven to Gas 4 (180C)
  2. Mix together semolina, flour and sugar and rub in butter.
  3. Add beaten eggs and essence.
  4. Mix to a stiff paste and divide into 2.
  5. Press half into large swiss roll tin and spread with jam (warm slightly to make spreading easier),
  6. Roll out remaining paste (in two halves if easier) and place on top of jam.
  7. Sprinkle with almonds.
  8. Bake towards top of oven for 30 minutes or until golden and firm to the touch.
  9. Allow to cool and cut into fingers.
  10. Makes 16-20
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      Angela F 3 years ago from Seattle, WA

      It sounds yummy!

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 3 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      I love almonds! This looks good!

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      georgepmoola2 3 years ago

      Ooooooooooooooooooh!!!! A great way to use almonds and apricots, both of which are very good for you. Great lens!

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      I just love simple recipes like these. Yum!

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 3 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      yum! looks fantastic!

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      Alyssa DeBoer 3 years ago

      looks delicious.

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      Merry Citarella 3 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      I'd like a bite right now! Definitely saving this one. Thanks.