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Raisin Bakewell Slice (Gluten, dairy, egg, soya & refined sugar-free)

Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Egg-free, Soya-free, Refined Sugar-free
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Author Vicki Montague, The Freefrom Fairy


  • 100 g ground almonds
  • 125 g maize flour/cornmeal/fine polenta - not quick cook
  • 100 g virgin organic coconut oil - I use Coconut Merchant
  • 100 g coconut sugar - I use Coconut Merchant
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seeds
  • 50 g raisins - or other dried fruit of choice - you could go for Cranberries like Leon but they are generally sweetened
  • 100 g unsweetened apple puree - bought or homemade
  • 50 g runny honey
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seeds
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 100 g ground almonds
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp good quality almond extract - no added sugar


  • Make the base by placing all the ingredients into a food processor and blending until you have a crumbly mixture. You may need to soften your coconut oil if it is very hard
  • Meanwhile turn your oven on to 160 degrees, 140 degree fan, gas mark 3, and grease a dish measuring approx. 25cm x 18cm
  • Tip the crumbly mixture into the dish and press down very firmly. Place in the pre-heated oven and cook for 25 - 30 minutes until firm to touch and lightly browned
  • While the base is cooking, prepare the topping.
  • Mix the ground flax with the water in a large bowl until a gelatinous mixture is formed. You may need to leave this in the bowl for 5 minutes to thicken
  • Once the flax 'egg' is thick add the apple puree, honey, ground almonds and almond extract and stir well to combine
  • Once the base is cooked remove it from the oven and turn the temperature up to 180 degree, 160 degree fan, gas mark 4.
  • Scatter the dried fruit over the base then dollop spoonfuls of the topping mixture evenly over the base
  • Gently spread it out so that it covers the base. Don't worry if some of the fruit jumps into it! It is quite a thick mixture to spread
  • Return to the oven for a further 25-30 minutes or until golden on top
  • Allow to cool completely in the dish before attempting to cut it into slices. If you cut it while still warm the base will crumble.