Recipe

Rich chocolate almond slice

The darker and better quality the chocolate, the richer and more amazing this chocolate almond slice will be. Gorgeous served with a piping hot espresso.

  • 35 mins cooking
  • Serves 10
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Photography by Brett Stevens. Food styling by Michelle Noerianto

Ingredients

Rich chocolate almond slice
  • 150 gram dark eating chocolate, melted
  • 3 egg whites
  • 3/4 cup (165g) caster sugar
  • 1 cup (110g) packaged ground almonds
  • 2 tablespoon plain flour
Topping
  • 125 gram butter, chopped
  • 1/3 cup (75g) caster sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon brandy, optional
  • 200 gram dark eating chocolate, melted

Method

Rich chocolate almond slice
  • 1
    Grease and line base and two long sides of a 20cm x 30cm lamington pan with baking paper.
  • 2
    Spread base of pan with melted chocolate. Refrigerate for 10 minutes or until set.
  • 3
    Beat egg whites in a clean small bowl with an electric mixer until soft peaks form; gradually add sugar, beating until dissolved between additions. Fold in nuts and flour; spread over chocolate base. Bake in a moderate oven for about 20 minutes or until firm; cool for 20 minutes.
  • 4
    For topping, beat butter, sugar, egg yolks and brandy in a small bowl with an electric mixer until sugar is dissolved; stir in chocolate.
  • 5
    Spread slice with topping, bake for further 15 minutes or until set; cool. Refrigerate until firm before cutting into squares.

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