Plum & almond crumble slice

Plum & almond crumble slice:

Hello! There are two reasons for why I am posting this recipe. First reason is that we are in autumn so it is time for plums and other fruits and second reason is that I am really hungry right now and this is what I feel like eating. Anyway, it really does look amazing and it doesn't sound too hard to bake. My sister will probably make them since she is the cook in this family. I'll just sit back, relax, with a good book and stuff myself with these delicious looking traybake.

Plum & almond crumble slice

What you'll need:

- 250g pack butter (cold)
- 225g caster sugar
- 300g ground almonds
- 140g plain flour, extra 25g
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking powder
- approx 6 plums, stoned and cut into sixths
- 50g flaked almonds

How to do it:

1. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Butter and line a 20 x 30cm baking tin with baking paper. Put the butter, sugar and ground almonds into a food processor, then pulse until the mixture resembles very rough breadcrumbs. Spoon out half the mix into a bowl and set aside.

2. Add 140g flour into the mix in the processor and whizz until it just forms a dough. Tip into the tin and press down with the back of a spoon. Bake for 15-20 mins until golden. Leave to cool for 10 mins.

3. To make the filling, put the remaining butter and the sugar and almond mix back into the processor, saving a few tbsp for the topping. Add the eggs, the 25g flour, cinnamon and baking powder and whizz to a soft batter. Spread over the base.

4. Top with the plum pieces and a little extra caster sugar and cinnamon. Bake for 20 mins, then sprinkle with the remaining crumble mix and flaked almonds. Cook for another 20 mins or until golden. Leave to cool in the tin before slicing.



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