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Amaretto Buttermilk Bundt Cake

Amaretto Buttermilk Bundt Cake

The next time you are in the mood to bake, but aren’t sure what you should make, look no further than this Amaretto Buttermilk Bundt Cake. This easy bundt cake is both very simple and absolutely delicious, making it a great choice for absolutely any occasion (even if that occasion is “hey, it’s Tuesday!”). The cake is made with a combination of regular all purpose ... Read More »

Elderflower and Almond Tea Cakes

Elderflower and Almond Tea Cakes

St Germain is an elderflower liqueur that is a delicious cocktail ingredient. You might not be familiar with the liqueur, but you’ve probably seen its art deco-styled bottle featured prominently behind the bar at local restaurants and tasted it in cocktails, as it can be both a star ingredient and a more subtle component of some excellent beverages. Like many liqueurs, St Germain can also ... Read More »

What is Almond Paste?

What is Almond Paste?

Almond paste is a dough made from ground almonds and sugar. It is used as a filling in many pastries and desserts, including almond croissants, fruit tarts and cakes. Whole almonds are used to make almond paste after the skins have been removed to give it a uniform color. Some almond pastes have almond extract to add additional almond flavor or a small quantity of ... Read More »

Almond Coffee Shortbread

Almond Coffee Cinnamon Shortbread

Shortbread cookies are one of my favorite coffee pairings. The buttery cookies are a good match for just about all kinds of coffee, whether you prefer a light, citrusy roast or a dark chocolaty one. Most of the time – at coffee shops, in particular – plain shortbread cookies are the only kind that is available. When I worked on this recipe for Almond Coffee ... Read More »

Toasted Almond Scones

Toasted Almond Scones

I generally gravitate towards scones that have fruit in them, whether it is fresh or dried fruit, because I like the sweetness that you get from it against the buttery background of the scone. But that isn’t to say that all my scones have to have fruit in them, and I suspect that theseĀ Toasted Almond Scones will be a hit in your kitchen even if ... Read More »

Homemade Chocolate Almond Spread

Chocolate Almond Spread

Nutella is a delicious – and addictive – chocolate hazelnut spread that is popular just about everywhere. As it has become more popular (here in the US, at least), I have noticed similar spreads popping up that feature different nuts. For instance, I’ve seen chocolate-peanut spreads and chocolate-almond spreads. I attribute the popularity of these other flavors to the popularity of these other nuts, as ... Read More »

Almond Meal vs Almond Flour in Baking

Almond flour

Ground almonds – also known as almond meal or almond flour – are a fairly common ingredient in many different types of recipes, from cookies, tarts and cakes to a wide variety of gluten free baked goods. It is also a popular choice for breading meats in place of, or in addition to, bread crumbs. Almond meal and almond flour both appear in ingredient lists ... Read More »

Crispy Almond Thins

Crispy Almond Thins

Biscotti are one of my favorite cookies to have with a cup of coffee or tea, but these Crispy Almond Thins give my usual biscotti a run for their money when it comes to being the perfect accompaniment to a cup of coffee. These cookies are thin and crisp, with a rectangular shape that makes them perfect for dipping. They have a good flavor of ... Read More »

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