Almond Squares I
If you really like a strong almond taste, substitute almond extract for vanilla extract in this recipe.
- Serves: 2 persons
- 1teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1cup shortening
- 2cups all-purpose flour
- ½cup white sugar
- ½cup packed brown sugar
- 9(1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
- ½cup chopped almonds
Step 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 inch square baking pan.
Step 2To make crust: In a large bowl, cream shortening, white sugar and brown sugar. Separate egg and beat in yolk and vanilla, stirring until well blended. Slowly add in the flour and blend well. Mixture will be stiff.
Step 3Press dough evenly into baking pan. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until top is golden brown.
Step 4Melt the chocolate in a double boiler over low heat. Spread the melted chocolate over warm crust. Sprinkle top with almonds. Let cool on wire rack before cutting.