*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                            Almond Butter Loaves
 
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 Serving Size  : 24   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Dessert Breads
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
                         CRUST-
    1      cup           brown sugar, packed
      2/3  cup           margarine -- soften
    2      cups          almonds, toasted -- chopped
    1      cup           flour, all-purpose
                         CAKE-
    1      package       cake mix -- * see note
    3                    eggs
      2/3  Cup           water
      1/2  Cup           butter or margarine -- soften
                         GLAZE-
    1      Cup           powdered sugar
    1      Tablespoon    water -- up to 2 TB
      1/4  Teaspoon      almond extract
    4      Tablespoons   almonds -- sliced,garnish
 
 *Use a golden butter recipe cake mix for best results.
 Preheat oven to 375~. Grease and flour 2, 9x5 loaf pans.
 CRUST: Combine brown sugar and butter in large bowl.
 Beat at medium speed until light and fluffy. Stir in toasted almonds and flour.
Blend well. Divide and press evenly into pans.
 CAKE: Combine cake mix, eggs, water and butter in large bowl. Beat at medium
speed for 4 minutes. Pour into pans. Bake for 35-45 minutes or until tested done.
Cool in pans 10 minutes. Invert onto cooling racks, crust side UP. Cool
completely.
 GLAZE: Combine powdered sugar, water and almond extract in small bowl. Stir until
smooth. Add water 1 tbls at a time until glaze is desired consistency.
 Spoon over colled loaves. Sprinkle sliced almonds over top.
 TOASTED ALMONDS: To toast almonds, spread in a single layer on baking sheet. Bake
at 325~ for 6-8 minutes or until fragrant and light golden brown. Cool before
chopping.
 
 
 
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