By MANDY SINCLAIR
Strawberry & almond slice
150g butter, at room temperature
¾ cup caster sugar
2 cups almond meal
¾ cup plain flour, sifted
1 tsp baking powder
300g strawberries, hulled
1 tbsp icing sugar, plus extra to serve
1. Preheat oven to 180C or 160C fan. Grease and line 20cm x 30cm slice pan.
2. Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until pale and creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Fold through almond meal, flour and baking powder, until just combined.
3. Fill prepared pan. Arrange strawberries over batter, pressing down lightly. Sift over icing sugar. Bake for 40-45 mins, until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Cool in pan.
4. Dust with icing sugar and cut into squares.
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