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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 »

Vanilla Almond Tart Crust

Vanilla Almond Tart Dough

Vanilla and almond is a good combination in just about any dessert, so it should come as no surprise that a tart crust that combines those two flavors is a terrific basic tart crust recipe. This buttery Vanilla Almond Tart Crust has ground almonds and vanilla extract in it, and bakes up into a crisp and tender crust that can be used for all kinds ... Read More »

Upside Down Pear and Almond Cakes

Upside Down Pear and Almond Cakes

Pears are a wonderful fruit to bake with because they become tender very quickly and get even sweeter when they spend some time in the oven. The problem with pears is that they’re so tasty on their own, it’s often difficult to sacrifice a whole bunch of pears into one dessert – no matter how delicious. One of the reasons that I like to make ... Read More »

Orange Almond Biscotti

Orange Almond Biscotti

One or two biscotti are a terrific compliment to a cup of coffee or a mug of tea. Just about any flavor will do, whether you like anise flavoring or you prefer your biscotti dunked in chocolate. These Orange Almond Biscotti are certainly a good option. Biscotti are twice baked cookies that are known for being dry, crisp and having a long shelf life. These ... Read More »

Almond and Toffee Biscotti

Almond and Toffee Biscotti

I tend to save biscotti for wintertime baking because making them, while easy, involves a bit more time working near a hot oven than I usually want to spend on a hot summer day. That being said, one recipe for biscotti makes a lot of cookies – cookies that keep very well, where one batch will last you quite a while – and they go ... Read More »

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