These are the remaining strawberries from Saturday, that were baked into strawberry almond slices early this afternoon. The bottom is like compact crumble and the top is soft sponge cake like. I think it is one that you will like. I am already planning to make it again later this week with some of the blackcurrants I have.
My nephew even took a second and a third helping! Though not all at the same time.
150g self-raising flour
150g plain flour
150g caster sugar
125g margarine, chopped
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 egg, beaten lightly
100g fresh strawberries, chopped in half
20g flaked almonds
I made this the old fashioned way, with my hands in a large bowl, but you could do it in a food processor. In a food processor, put in the flours, butter and sugar until the mixture is fine. Press 300g of the mixture into the base of the prepared pan. Place the remaining mixture in a medium bowl, stir in the soda, milk and egg. Pour over base, top with berries, sprinkle with flaked almonds. Bake on Gas mark 5 for about 30 to 35 minutes. Cool, before cutting.
Recipes adapted from The Australian Women's Weekly biscuit and slices mini series