About this recipe:These Dutch treats are known as boterkoek, literally translated to buttercake. The bars are similar to soft shortbread-like cookies. They are rich, buttery and incredibly delicious. Enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee.
Makes: 24 bars
275g dark brown soft sugar
250g plain flour
1 teaspoon almond extract
55g flaked almonds
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Method Prep:20min › Cook:20min › Ready in:40min
Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a 23x30cm or similiar sized swiss roll tin.
Cream together the dark brown soft sugar and the butter. Add the almond extract.
Sieve and add flour to the creamed sugar mixture. Mix well.
Separate the egg and add the egg yolk to the dough. Mix again.
Press into the prepared tin and glaze with the lightly-beaten egg white. Sprinkle with flaked almonds.
Bake in preheated oven for approximately 20 minutes. When cool, cut into bars.