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Clove Almond Cake Recipe

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Ingredients:  
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1 c sifted all purpose flour
1 c butter or margarine
1 1/2 c finely ground unblanched almonds
2 egg yolks
1/2 c sugar
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
3/4 c raspberry jam
1 tbsp. egg white
3 tbsp. confectioner's sugar

Directions:
Directions:
Combine flour, butter and almonds in a large bowl and mix well. Add egg yolks, sugar, cloves and cinnamon mixing ingredients to form a smooth dough. Press 3/4 of the dough into a greased loose-bottomed 9" layer cake pan. Spread jam over the dough. Refrigerate remaining dough until firm. Roll ball of dough into a circle 1/4" thick. Cut with pastry wheel into strips 1/2" wide. Arrange criss-cross over jam-covered dough. Brush dough with egg whites and bake in a preheated slow oven 325F for 1 1/4 hours or until lightly browned. Before serving dust with confectioner's sugar.

 

 

 

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