Committee recipe 01

The bus driver's mother-inlaw's almond honey slice

One of the benefits of serving on the committee is the treats that may be served. This recipe originated form someone who took a bus trip up the Hume Highway. A certain bus driver on the Euroa line likes to share with the passengers the slices her mother-in law makes.

90g melted butter
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup plain flour
1/2 cup packaged ground almonds
For the almond topping:
125 g butter chopped
1/4 cup honey
1 1/2 cups slivered almonds

Preheat oven to 180 C
Combine base ingredients and mix well. If base seems floury, add extra melted butter. Press into a greased 9" square pan.
Bake for 15 minutes or until until lightly browned. Remove from oven and cool slightly.
Make topping: Combine butter and honey in a small saucepan and stir over heat until the butter is melted. Simmer uncovered for about 3 minutes or until light caramel colour. Stir in the nuts.
Spred base with hot topping and bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool in tray.
Slice to serve.