*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                              TOFFEE NUT SLICE
 
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 Serving Size  : 30   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Desserts
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
                         PASTRY: -
    3       oz           Butter
    2       tb           Sugar
      1/2   ts           Vanilla
      3/4   c            Plain flour
                         TOPPING: -
    1       oz           Butter
      1/2   c            Sugar
      1/3   c            Slivered almonds
    1 1/2   tb           Cream
    1 1/2   tb           Plain flour
    4       oz           Dark chocolate
    1       oz           Solid white vegetable-
                         Shortening
 
   Step l:  Line a 11 x 7 inch dish with aluminum foil.
   Beat butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy.
   Add sifted flour, mix to a firm dough; knead dough
   lightly into smooth round shape. Press dough into base
   of prepared baking dish, bake in moderate oven 10
   minutes.
   
   Step 2:  Put butter, sugar, almonds, cream and flour
   into saucepan, stir over low heat until butter has
   melted and sugar dissolved.
   
   Step 3:  Spread topping mixture over base, return to
   moderate oven, bake further 30 to 35 minutes until
   light golden brown. Remove from oven, loosen edges
   carefully with knife; cool in baking dish.
   
   Step 4:  Turn baked mixture out, cut into 1 1/2 inch
   squares. Put chocolate and vegetable shortening in top
   of double boiler, stand over simmering water until
   melted, dip biscuits into chocolate mixture
   diagonally, so that half the biscuit is coated in
   chocolate. Source: Dinner Party Cookbook ch. *Note:
   This a a rich buttery shortbread which is topped with
   a crunchy almond toffee, then dipped in chocolate.
   Makes approx. 30
  
 
 
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