We had a celebratory afternoon tea at work recently for a colleague and I knew I wanted to bake something that wasn’t overly sweet, and it also needed to travel well (I’ve learnt the hard way that cupcakes don’t tend to look that pretty at the end of my 2.5km walk to work!). A nutty, zingy slice seemed like the perfect option, and this almond & ginger slice was just the ticket!
I slightly altered a recipe I found on Taste.com
- 175g butter
- 1 cup caster sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 cup plain flour
- 2tbs milk (I used almond milk, but any should be fine)
- 2 cups almond meal
- 2 tsp ground ginger
- 125g glace ginger
- 70g flaked almonds
- Preheat oven to 190C
- Beat the butter and sugar until pale and creamy
- Add the egg and beat well, then add the flour and milk in two batches, beating well each time
- Fold in the almond meal and ground ginger
- Chop the glace ginger into small pieces and fold through the batter
- Spoon into a lined slice tray, pushing into the corners and smoothing the top
- Sprinkle with the flaked almonds then bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden and cooked through
- Leave to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then continue cooling on a wire rack
- Cut into squares and enjoy!
The slice is nice and dense thanks to the almond meal, and the chunks of glace ginger provide delicious bursts of zing. Add to that the crunch of almonds on top and it’s definitely a winner in my books! I was pretty popular with my colleagues when I showed up with this as well, it’s definitely a nice change from the chocolatey, super sweet foods that are often present at work functions!
This almond & ginger slice is particularly tasty when eaten with a cuppa – I suggest you whip up a batch yourself and give it a try!
What do you like to bring to work events? Maybe my almond & ginger slice would hit the spot?
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