Tag Archives: Almond

Gorgeous Little Morsels. Almond and Cranberry Florentines Drizzled With White Chocolate.

Leafing through a pile of back issues of Delicious magazine I came across a very clever recipe for Italian florentines. A delectable combination of caramel, dried fruit and nuts. Baked in a slab. Cut into perfect circles just before the … Continue reading

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Crisp and Light. Luscious and Fruity. Rhubarb Frangipane Tart.

I’ve always been partial to a well made frangipane tart. A crisp and light pastry shell bursting with almond frangipane cream and seasonal fruit. The markets are awash with rhubarb, its natural tartness a perfect foil for the delicate sweetness of the … Continue reading

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What To Bake With Leftover Egg Whites. Dainty Little Almond Tea Cakes. Raspberry and Lemon Friands.

What to bake with all the egg whites leftover from my husband’s birthday mousse cake. Something fruity and delicious. Raspberry and lemon friands definitely hit the sweet spot today. Dainty little almond tea cakes that disappear in a few bites. … Continue reading

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Mid Week Dessert. Quick and Easy. Hot Apple Wonton Pies.

Tuesday night in our house is all about using up the contents of the fridge before our weekly grocery shop. This week’s inventory included half a packet of wonton wrappers left over from our weekend ricotta ravioli fix. Perfect for … Continue reading

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From the Italian Pasticceria. Referencing My Cookbook Collection. Sour Cherry Amaretti.

These gorgeous little almond biscuits are the bomb. Lightly crisp on the outside. Slightly chewy on the inside. Sweet but a little tart. Jam packed with dried sour cherries. For years I have been making the trek across town to … Continue reading

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Deliciously Decadent. Chocolate Brownies With Cherries and Almonds.

These brownies are rich, soft and crumbly. Delicate. Deliciously decadent. Perfect as dessert. They truly need no other introduction. Chocolate Brownies With Cherries and Almonds. 125g unsalted butter, cubed 100g bittersweet chocolate, chopped 2 tablespoons honey 1 teaspoon pure vanilla … Continue reading

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Little Miss Sunshine. Flourless Orange and Almond Torte with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting, Turkish Delight, Pistachio and Rose Petals.

This joyful cake is inspired by Alla Wolf-Tasker’s flourless orange cake at the wonderful Wombat Hill House Cafe in Daylesford, Victoria. I remember being thoroughly mesmerised by the breathtaking prettiness of a slice of that particular cake. So much so I … Continue reading

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Double Chocolate Hermann Happiness. Chocolate Chunk Muffins with Raspberries and Almond Meal

Hermann didn’t quite make it to Siberia. He received a last minute reprieve after repeated requests to bake a chocolate version. I was a bit dubious at first about adding chocolate to Hermann. In my mind Hermann was best suited … Continue reading

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For Grace. A Taste of the Middle East. Orange and Almond Cake.

We were sitting down to dinner last night when the phone rang. It was Grace with the news that she had just cooked a  recipe from one of my first blogs, the Karaage, aka Japanese fried chicken.  I cannot tell you the … Continue reading

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