Well its Mothers’ Day tomorrow and so ……….. we thought we’d share a little team Pugh favourite with you. Now this particular recipe is idolised (family in joke, apologies) by Granny Gray and so what better to make her for Mothers’ Day than her favourite tasty treat.
Now this recipe is called Paradise Slice but like many things in our family is has its only special nickname. It’s nickname is Pazza Slazza, this is becazza we live in a place which has the nickname Fazza! Confused? Don’t worry becazza we are about to share the razza for pazza slazza for you to bake and enjazza!
Pazza Slazza (the cake formerly known as Paradise Slice):
175 grams butter
75 grams golden caster sugar
150 grams plain flour
100 grams ground almonds
Finely grated zest of one lemon or orange
120 grams raspberry jam
110 grams unsalted butter, diced
150 grams golden caster sugar
4 medium eggs
150 grams desiccated coconut
75 grams ground almonds
1 teaspoon baking powder
110 grams sultanas
Take all of the ingredients for the shortbread part and rub into breadcrumbs then…… press into the base of a greased baking tin (30 x 23 x4 cm). Lay a sheet of cling film on top and smooth over with your fingers. Then with the base still cling filmed chill in the fridge for at least an hour.
Preheat your oven to 140c, remove cling film, prick the shortbread with a fork and bake for 25 – 30 minutes until just beginning to colour. Leave to cool.
Increase the oven temperature to 170c. Melt the jam slightly and spread on the shortbread. Put the butter and sugar in a bowl and cream together, once pale add the eggs. Fold in the coconut, ground almonds, baking powder and sultanas. Put the mixture on top of the jam and bake for 25 – 30 minutes until the sponge has set and is golden.
Happy Saturday and we hope you will still follow us even after revealing we (and our family, well the Gray side of it anyway) are ever so slightly bonkers.
Ps – We sometimes also add glazza chazzas (glacier cherries)
Pps – this recipe is an adaaza from the lovely book ‘Gorgeous Cakes’ by Annie Bell