Maid of Honour Squares

READY IN: 1hr 7mins
Recipe by Boyz 5

A crunchy almond topping,soft cake-like filling and crisp shortbread base are texture sensations for your mouth.

Top Review by waynejohn1234

Delighted to see this recipe in print because it seems to have disappeared from any books I have had. Somehow or other I misplaced mine (almost identical) and never could find one like it until now. Thanks so much for submitting.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Base;.
  2. In bowl,beat together butter,sugar and salt until fluffy;stir in flour.Press into parchment-paper lined or greased 13 by 9-inch metal cake pan;prick dough with fork.Bake in center of 350°F oven for about 17 minutes until golden.Let cool on rack.
  3. In bowl, beat butter with granulated sugar until fluffy.Beat in eggs,one at a time,beating well after each.Beat in milk and lemon rind.Beat in ground almonds;stir in flour and salt.
  4. Spread jam over base;Pour almond mixture over jam.Sprinkle with slivered almonds.Bake in center of 350°F oven for about 30 minutes or until golden and cake tester inserted in center comes out clean.Let cool in pan on rack.Sprinkle with icing sugar.

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