Butter Almond Bars (August 12, 2011)

saw this recipe at the website for sunflower market, a local grocer. though they call it a cake, i will call it bars, since it is so thin and crisp that cake doesn’t properly describe it. and three sticks of butter can’t lead you astray, right?


1 large egg
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup butter, melted

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 tbsp milk
1 tsp almond extract

Preheat oven to 350° F. In a medium-sized bowl, beat together the egg, sugar, flour, and butter with an electric mixer. Pour the batter into a greased 9 x 13-inch baking pan and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned on top.

To make the topping: In a small saucepan, melt the butter on medium heat and stir in the sugar. Add the almonds, flour, and milk, stirring constantly. Add the extract and continue to stir for 10 minutes or until thickened.

Pour the topping over the baked cake, then place the cake under the broiler until shiny brown and bubbly. (Watch carefully to prevent burning.) Let cool slightly on a wire rack. Cut into squares and serve warm.

overall, very nice and buttery and delicious. they are right to say watch carefully when placed under the broiler at the end – it browns up VERY fast. i liked these a lot, and would defs have them again.


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