Sunday 20 July 2014

Blackcurrant and almond traybake - gluten free

This year from the garden we have had a bumper crop of blackcurrants and quite a few are now in the freezer awaiting my attention. I have already made a few jars of jam for the store cupboard and have made some tumbleberry froyo lollies as well, so as usual my thoughts turn to baking. Blackcurrants have a distinct flavour and need careful pairing if you are to get the best from them, somehow and I'm not sure how I came up with it, that they would combine well with almonds to give a twist on the traditional bakewell tart flavour combination. So this moist, tasty traybake was born, I just love the wild purple colours of the berries in the bake.

What you need
  • 200g softened butter
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 3 free range eggs
  • 200g ground almonds
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • Approx 200g blackcurrants
  • Handful of flaked almonds
Baking tray - lined

What you do
  • Pre heat the oven to 180C
  • Mix the softened butter and caster sugar together in a mixer until pale and fluffy
  • Add the eggs, ground almond and almond extract to the bowl and mix until smooth
  • Pour into the prepared tin, strew with the blackcurrants and sprinkle with flaked almonds.
  • Place in the oven 
  • Bake for 40 or so minutes or until golden and firm in the middle.
  • Cool in the tin
  • Serve in generous squares 

I am linking up to teatimes treats with this post, the them this month being traybakes. Created by Lavender and Lovage and Hedgecombers hosted this month by  Hedgecombers.
                                                                Tea Time Treats Lavender and Lovage

                                                         Lavender and Lovage Tea Time Treats


April J Harris said...

Love the idea of almond and blackcurrant together - the perfect summer treat with a cup of tea!

Unknown said...

Mmmm, that looks seriously scrummy. Love that it doesn't contain any four (I assumed it would have GF flour in when I read the title)
Bookmarking it :)
Janie x
PS Thanks for sharing with tea Time Treats!

meksika said...

thanks this post very nice

Eileen Teo said...

This is a great summer traybake especially with all the fresh pick one! I love the look of it! So delicious!

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