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Scandinavian Almond Bars

Course Dessert
Keyword Scandinavian Almond Bars
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Servings 2 loafs (26 bars)
Author 2pots2cook

Ingredients

  • Ingredients for pastry:
  • 1 cup + 1 Tbsp flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 8 drops almond extract
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 ½ Tbsp butter, room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp milk
  • 1 Tbsp milk + 3 Tbsp almond slices
  • Ingredients for icing:
  • 2 ½ Tbsp icing sugar
  • 5 drops almond extract
  • 1 tsp milk

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, beat butter and sugar. Add egg and almond extract.
  2. Mix in flour, baking powder, salt and 1 Tbsp of milk.
  3. Mix until well combined.
  4. Preheat the oven to 170 C / 338 F.
  5. Divide the dough into halves and form each to be 8 inches long.
  6. Cover full sheet cake pan with baking paper.
  7. Transfer the rolls to the pan, 5 inches apart.
  8. Using your fingers, flatten each roll to be 3 inches wide.
  9. Brush each flattened roll with milk and sprinkle with 1 ½ Tbsp almond slices each.
  10. Bake for 14 minutes.
  11. While still warm, cut crosswise on the diagonal into 13 strips each roll.
  12. Stir together icing sugar, almond extract and milk to get smooth texture.
  13. Drizzle over completely cool bars.