Friday, 5 June 2009

Strawberry almond slice recipe (gluten/egg free recipe)

Chef has cooked a delicious gluten free strawberry almond slice recipe which is also a vegan egg free almond slice recipe.

This is a wonderful sweet treat to enjoy after a meal or as a sweet snack.

Chef spreads strawberry jam on top of a sweet gluten free pastry then spreads the creamy almond filling on top of the jam, Chef then glazes the almond slice with a thin icing and sprinkles with flaked almonds.

This is a tasty recipe that even people who do not eat vegan and gluten free foods
would enjoy.

It is a really simple strawberry almond slice recipe to bake as you do not have to roll out the pastry and you do not need a whisk for the almond filling.

Ingredients for gluten free pastry

4oz Rice flour
2oz Cornstarch
2 + 1/2 oz Ground almonds
Pinch salt
4oz Margarine
1 tsp Xanthan gum
1/4 tsp Baking powder
2 Tbsp Ground flax seed
1 tsp Vanilla essence
1 oz Caster sugar
4 tsp Soya milk

Ingredients for almond slice filling

1 Pack silken tofu
5oz Caster sugar
3oz Ground almonds
1 tsp Almond essence
1 Tbsp Corn flour (fine polenta)

How to make a gluten free strawberry almond slice recipe

Place all of the dry pastry ingredients into a bowl and mix well.

Add the margarine rub into the flour using your finger tips.

Add 1/2 tsp milk at a time until it forms a pastry dough - mix well between each drop of milk - pastry needs very little fluid.

Cover a place in the fridge for 30 minutes or until you need it.

Grease and flour a flapjack oven tin.

Break the gluten free pastry into 3 pieces and press each piece into the baking tin.

Use a spoon to make the edges even.

Place all of the almond filling ingredients into a mixing bowl except the tablespoon of corn flour.

Mix well then add the corn flour, mix well again.

Spread strawberry jam on top of the pastry.

Spread the almond filling on top of the jam.

Bake in a hot oven at gas mark 7 for 40-50 minutes.

Once cooked remove from the oven and leave in the tray for 5-10 minutes.

Cut the strawberry almond slice into 4 then remove each section from the tray onto a wire rack.

Leave to cool fully.

Once strawberry almond slice is cool brush with a thin icing and sprinkle with flaked almonds.

Enjoy Chef Jeenas gluten free and vegan strawberry almond slice recipe.


Ann said...

Awesome! Looks so fresh and warm jeena! Sounds easy for me to prepare :)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That's always delicious!



Gita said...

Wow...the cake looks so flaky and yummy :)

Happy cook said...

Wow tha tlooks so moist and delicous.

Parita said...

Delicious the flavors..never tried strawberry and almond together..wonderful dear:)

Bharti said...

Now that would be lovely with a cup of coffee. Yum.

Anonymous said...

The slice would make such a yum snack for my son's lunch box,and the step-by-step pics makes it so much easier to understand the recipe,thanks Jeena:)

Anonymous said...

The strawberry almond slices look so good. You can almost imagine the wonderful tast.

Pooja said...

Awesome cake Jeena! Looks so moist n delicious!

Joanne said...

Made this this afternoon and it is yummy!

Very easy to make and tastes delicious.

This is the first time I have ever used silken tofu (it looks revolting to me so I've never tried it and I don't like standard tofu) so as a Vegan this has opened up a new world for me of yummy puddings and cakes!!