Cherry & Toasted Almond Slice. by Joy Watson

Cherry & Toasted Almond Slice. by 

Cherry & Toasted Almond Slice

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Canon EOS400D, Canon 18-55mm
exposure 640 f/- 3.2 iso 100

Photo taken in my Dining room at my home in Diamond Creek, Melbourne.
As at 24/Nov/2010
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I hope you will enjoy making my slice.
I created this slice and entered it in the Australian Table Magazine (now called BBC Australian Good Food).
I was lucky to win a prize and get published in the magazine.


*Cherry & toasted Almond Slice


250g pkt plain sweet biscuits (crumbed) (8 oz)
eg: arrowroot or milk coffee
100g pkt glased cherries, cut into pieces (3 oz)
1 cup coconut
395g tin sweetened condensed milk ( 13 – 14 oz)
125g butter (4 oz)
100g toasted sllivered almonds (or chopped) (3 oz)

250g block of milk chocolate with almonds (8 oz)
60g copha (2 oz)

Line base of a 18cm x 20 cm lamington tin with baking paper, letting it come up the sides.

Combine biscuit crumbs, cherries, coconut and the almonds in a bowl. Place butter and condensed milk into a small saucepan and stir until disolved and boil on a low heat for one minute.

Pour butter mixture into dry ingredience and combine well. Press into pan and refrigerate.


Break chocolate into pieces and add chopped copha and melt in the microwave or over boiling water.
Pour over slice and spread over the top


Recipes along with photos on 21/06/2009 &
Recipes along with photos on 04/07/2009


  • Gene Walls
    Gene Wallsalmost 6 years ago

    Oh, No! My mouth is watering again!

    Beautiful shot! I love the sharp selective focus and the use of shallow depth-of-field to accentuate ingredients! Excellent photo!

    Are you planning to write and illustrate a cookbook? If not, you really should consider doing it. Your pictures look much better than most of the shots I see in my wife’s cookbook collection (and she has tons of them).

  • Thanks Gene so much for your comment. I would so love to do a Cookbook. That would be my two passions together. I should really think about doing that. I would love your wife to make it.

    – Joy Watson

  • cozycomfycouch
    cozycomfycouchalmost 6 years ago

    Yummy! :)

  • Thanks Maria, hope you will make it.

    – Joy Watson

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersalmost 6 years ago

    This looks so delicious! I want to make it. By sweet biscuit, do you mean something like a scone?

  • Hi Lori, a sweet biscuit you would have with coffee. Like a cracker but sweet, like milk coffee or plain arrowroot biscuit. Plain with no sugar on it.

    – Joy Watson

  • no they are not a scone, or a cake.

    – Joy Watson

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersalmost 6 years ago

    You should consider this for the Recipe group. xo

  • Many thanks Lori. I’m trying to find out what you call sweet biscuits if i can.

    – Joy Watson

  • Use a basic cookie or a coconut style cookie. As yours are different to ours. Make sure you measure the amount to 250g or about 2 cups i think.

    – Joy Watson

  • Kathy Reid
    Kathy Reidalmost 6 years ago

    Wow this looks gorgeous Joy, love your POV and DOF. This recipe sounds divine – will let you know when I do the taste test :))))

  • Thanks Kathy, hope you do make it.

    – Joy Watson

  • Kathy Reid
    Kathy Reidalmost 6 years ago

    Joy forgot to say ‘congrats on your win and getting it published’ – WAY TO GO!!!

  • Many thanks Kathy.

    – Joy Watson

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Housealmost 6 years ago

    Great photoo Joy – very enticing looking slice … I am trying to watch my waist line at the moment …lol… probably unsuccessfully.
    Congratulations on your win with this my friend. Very well done.

  • Thanks my friend, i do hope you will try it.

    – Joy Watson

  • wahumom
    wahumomalmost 6 years ago

    yummy….looks and sound delicious!

  • Thanks Shelia, hope that you will make it.

    – Joy Watson

  • Kathy Reid
    Kathy Reidalmost 6 years ago

    Joy I made your slice this afternoon, it was very rich and oh so very delicious, It went down a treat with coffee and sharing it with my friends! Thank you!!!!

  • Excellenlt Kathy, i’m so pleased you make it and enjoyed it.

    – Joy Watson

  • LindaR
    LindaRalmost 6 years ago

    sounds like a slice of heaven!! my daughter likes to bake, so I will see if she will make them – I’ll do the shopping :) just need to translates the metrics ~ your resulting image is excellent too! xx

  • Thanks Linda hope she makes it. If you need help let me know.

    – Joy Watson

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