Peach Melba squares

Peach Melba squares

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(62 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 1 hr

Easy

Serves 12
This traybake can be mixed together in no time and is simple to slice and transport

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal385
  • fat23g
  • saturates12g
  • carbs43g
  • sugars31g
  • fibre2g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.22g
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Ingredients

  • 250g pack unsalted butter
    Butter

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    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 300g golden caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 large egg
    Eggs

    Egg

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    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 50g ground almonds
    Almond

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    Sweet almonds have a subtle fragrance that lends itself well to baking and also works well with…

  • 2 just-ripe peaches, stoned, halved, then each half cut into 3
    Peaches

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    Sweet, juicy and fragrant, peaches are one of the most beautiful fruit around. Around the size…

  • 100g raspberries
    Raspberries

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    A member of the rose family, raspberries have a wonderfully intense, sweet taste, and many…

  • handful flaked almonds
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  • 1 tbsp icing sugar, to finish

Method

  1. Butter and line a traybake or small roasting tin, about 20 x 30cm. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Gently melt the butter in a large saucepan, cool for 5 mins, add the sugar, vanilla and eggs, then beat until smooth with a wooden spoon. Stir in the flour, almonds and ¼ tsp salt.

  2. Tip the mix into the tin, then lay the peach slices evenly on top – that way each square of cake will have a bite of fruit. Scatter the raspberries and almonds over, then bake for 1 hr-1 hr 10 mins, covering with foil after 40 mins. Test with a skewer: the middle should have just a tiny hint of squidginess, which will firm up once the cake cools. Cool in the tin for 20 mins, then lift out onto a cooling rack. Once cold, dredge with icing sugar, then cut into squares.

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rosalind55
1st Aug, 2013
Made these for my knit and natter group - loved by all ...
stepheatstoast
6th Mar, 2013
4.05
Made these for a cake sale, really really yummy and went down a treat!
aembarrett
6th Feb, 2013
5.05
Oh my goodness!!! These are just divine. My flatmate and I made these tonight and I'm positive they won't last long.
shannymoag
23rd Oct, 2012
Made this cake exactly to recipe but used well drained tinned rhubarb and tinned strawberries. It was absolutely devine! Very easy to do..minimum effort..for an overload of compliments :) Will also try with different fruit combinations as suggested by others. ♥ I did use the foil trick to stop the edges burning though, and it was perfect.
joanneeland
22nd Oct, 2012
5.05
Great base recipe - you can add any fruit to the top. I made the original with raspberries and tinned peaches and it was lovely and soft and light. Then I was going to a dinner party and I was asked to make dessert. I made the base recipe, added ginger extract into the mix and then topped with tinned pears and drizzled over homemade butterscotch sauce before sticking it in the oven. It was amazing. All the butterscotch sank to the bottom of the cake and made it lovely and sticky! Served warm with vanilla ice cream and extra heated up butterscotch sauce! Wowee! PS I cooked mine at the top of my oven for 40mins and it was done.
Bschum
18th Oct, 2012
2.05
Easy enough to do but way too much sugar making this cake unpleasant - would not recommend as is.
cathycreed
6th Sep, 2012
5.05
I made this recipe exactly according to the ingredients given and it was just perfect! Delish both hot and cold! I did use frozen raspberries (didn't bother defrosting them first) and it seemed to make no difference at all! Thoroughly recommended!
giordifer
5th Sep, 2012
5.05
Delicious! I used cranberries and chopped peanuts instead of the raspberries and the almond flakes. Very easy to do!
camille4angel
4th Sep, 2012
5.05
Very moist and was perfect for feeding a crowd! Using 50 grams less sugar is fine, still plenty sweet. Would definitely make again, 5 stars :)
abroekman
27th Aug, 2012
5.05
Really nice and indeed very, very easy. Cut it into 16 which still made nice portions.

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