When mammy was given or asked for a copy of a recipe of something she liked, it found its way into her collection and was forever known with the name of the person who had given it to her. The recipe today is a case in point. We had several ‘Ann’s and ‘Anne’s in and out of our household over the years, the recipe has been on the go for about 40 years so I am not sure which of them gave it to her.
Ann’s Almond Slices
Preheat oven to 200°C
6 ozs Caster sugar
6 ozs Self raising flour
3 ozs butter
1 egg separated
Few flaked almonds
Mix the flour with 3 ozs of sugar. Rub in the butter and wet the mixture with the egg yolk.
Knead well and roll into an oblong tin.
Spread with apricot jam.
Whisk the egg white and fold in the remaining caster sugar, then spread over the jam. Sprinkle with flaked almonds and bake for 30 minutes.
Slice while still warm and leave to cool in the tin.