cherry-almond-bars

It is relatively easy to make cherry almond bar. Make some and enjoy with your family.

Preparation time: less than one hour

Ready in: one day

Servings: 5 persons

Total of cherry almond bar made: 20 pieces

Ingredients:

  • 250g plain flour, sifted (alternatively, you can use 125g of wholemeal flour and the rest white)
  • 80g icing sugar, sifted
  • 250g butter, melted
  • 18cmx 28cm shallow baking tin

Methods:

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degree Celsius to ensure even baking.
  2. Put flour and sugar into a mixing bowl.
  3. Add in the butter and rub until mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  4. Press evenly into prepared baking tin.
  5. Bake at 200 degree Celsius for 15 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
  6. Spread prepared topping evenly over the base.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes until almonds are golden.
  8. Cool in the tin before cutting them or else the bars would crumble.
  9. Cut into squares or rectangles and serve.
  10. Keep in an airtight container to retain its freshness.

Topping:

  • 40g butter, melted (margarine is discourage)
  • 50g castor sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
  • 1 tablespoon condensed milk
  • 60g green glace cherries, chopped
  • 60g blanched almond halves

Melt butter. Stir in sugar, vanilla essence and milk. Allow to cool. Mix in cherries and almonds.

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