Apricot slice

Luke Mangan

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Beach food needs to be easy to eat and hold together well. Here's a great slice recipe from chef Luke Mangan who says it's just the ticket for a sweet snack on the run.

Sticky and sweet: A delicious treat that won't fall apart in the lunch box.
Sticky and sweet: A delicious treat that won't fall apart in the lunch box. Photo: Jennifer Soo

Ingredients

  • 200g butter
  • 1/3 cup golden syrup
  • 1/3 cup cream
  • 300g flaked almonds
  • 150g unsalted shelled pistachio nuts
  • 200g dried apricots, sliced
  • 2/3 cup caster sugar
  • 3 free-range eggs
  • 1/3 cup sherry
  • 100g self-raising flour, sifted

 

Method

Preheat the oven to 190C.

Line the base and sides of a 25cm x 30cm lamington tin with baking paper and grease well.

Heat the butter and golden syrup in a large saucepan until melted, then simmer gently until golden brown. Add the cream, almonds, pistachios and dried apricots and heat through without boiling. Remove from heat and set aside.

Place the caster sugar in a large bowl and add the eggs, one at a time, whisking until creamy. Add the sherry and fold through the flour.

Gradually add the warm nut mixture, gently folding through until well combined.

Spread into the tin and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown and firm to touch.

Cool in the tin, turn out and refrigerate until ready to slice.

Serve with a cup of tea.

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  • Main Ingredients - Eggs, Nuts, Cream/Milk
  • Course - Finger-food, Lunchbox
  • Occasion - Kids' cooking, Picnic

3 comments so far

  • Hmmm, might want to check the recipe Good Food! The photo you've used definitely doesn't have S.R.flour or eggs in it, but they are both in the recipe. The recipe given does not turn out looking anything like this. It comes out as a cake.

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    Kristie
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    August 02, 2013, 9:41PM
    • The "Genoise sponge" and "Cherry cake" pictured above seem to not look like cake at all.

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      sine
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      August 08, 2013, 10:56AM
  • Made this last night and was very disappointed, comments same as previous reader definitely came out as a cake. At first I thought I had made mistake and used SR instead of plain flour but checked and used the ingredients as listed. Given the amount of nuts and butter I expected a fabulous treat, but ended up with an ordinary cake like slice. 0 stars

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    Joy
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    August 07, 2013, 4:41PM

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