Mum's Strawberry And Almond Bake

Bake this almond strawberry tray bake for home business mums on Mother's Day. Why? As a mum myself, says Rosalind Brookman, I know that a lot of what we do often goes unnoticed.

When was the last time you were thanked for all the clothes you wash and iron, all the meals you prepare to fill hungry tummies or the limitless supply of cuddles and comfort you give when faced with a grazed knee or a broken toy?

So I suggest that you leave your home business laptop open somewhere prominent, with this tasty recipe visible as I reckon it would make the perfect thank you on Mother's Day!

Bake this almond strawberry traybake for home business mums on mothers day

Preparation time: 50 minutes

Cooking time: 35-40 minutes 

Ingredients (makes 16)

200g butter, very soft,  plus a little extra for greasing the tin

200g golden caster sugar

100g ground almonds

100g self-raising flour

1 tsp baking powder

4 eggs, beaten

150g Viva Strawberries, cut into chunks

20g flaked almonds

Simple and easy, perfect for involving the children in baking

Method:

1. Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. 

2. Grease a 18cm x 32cm baking tin and line with greaseproof paper. 

3. Put all the ingredients, apart from the strawberries and flaked almonds, into a large bowl and beat with an electric whisk until soft and very well mixed. Spoon into the baking tray and smooth out into the corners.

4. Scatter over the strawberry pieces then sprinkle the flaked almonds on top and bake for 35-40 minutes until golden and firm. Allow the cake to cool in the tin then cut into squares. Eat within a couple of days of cooking.

We don't think these will be hanging around for long - what a treat for home working mums everywhere!