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Norwegian Almond Bars Recipe

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This recipe for Norwegian Almond Bars, by , is from Pine River Senior Center, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Phyllis Ludwig
Added: Monday, November 2, 2009


2 cups flour, sifted
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter

1/2 cup mashed potatoes, cold
1-1/4 cups confectioners sugar, sifted
1-1/2 cups ground almonds
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. cardamom
1 tbsp. water
1 egg white
1 egg yolk

For the dough, sift together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Cut in butter until particles are the size of small peas. Press 3/4 of the mixture into an ungreased 9 x 13 pan. Reserve the remaining crumbs for the topping. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes. For the filling, blend together potatoes, confectioners sugar, almonds, cinnamon, cardamom, water and egg white. Mix thoroughly and spread over the partially baked dough. Combine the remaining crumb mixture with egg yolk. Press together. Roll out on a floured pastry cloth or board to a 6 x 10 rectangle. Cut into strips and criss-cross on the filling. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. Cut into bars while warm.




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