1.Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Grease a deep 20cm square cake pan; line base and sides with baking paper
2.Combine the fruit mince and brandy in a small bowl.
3.Beat butter, vanilla and sugar in a small bowl with an electric mixer until pale. Add the eggs and beat until combined, then add the flours, almond meal and salt; beat on low speed until well combined.
4.Stir in the fruit mince mixture, chocolate and half of the flaked almonds. Spread into the prepared pan; sprinkle with the remaining almonds.
5.Bake for about 40 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out with a few crumbs but not wet. Allow to cool in pan. Turn out, cut into squares.
6.Dust with sifted icing sugar, if desired.
Suitable to freeze. Nor suitable to microwave.Note