Tagged: ground almonds

Cherry Polenta Cake

Cherry Polenta Cake

Cherry Polenta Cake This lovely cake is one hell of a moreish slice: deliciously lemony and studded with glacé cherries. Polenta makes a substantial cake, ready to absorb lots of juicy lemon syrup. When it’s baked with ground almonds it’s gluten-free too: hurrah! I’ve been...

German Nut Triangles

German Nut Triangles (Nussecken)

German Nut Triangles I came across these nutty ‘Nussecken’ triangles in Konstanz, Germany. We had popped into a bakery and there was a tempting tray of them on the counter. A buttery shortbread base, a hidden layer of apricot jam covered with a delicious hazelnut topping, all...

Blueberry Macarons, how I mastered it!

Blueberry and Lime Macarons

Blueberry and Lime Macarons I took up the reigns again this week to try to master this most bothersome of bakes. Over the past couple of years I have tried, mostly rather unsuccessfully to make French macarons. Every so often I become inspired, bake a...

Glazed Blueberry Madeleines

Glazed Blueberry Madeleines

I wish these photographs truly showed off these divine little morsels better. Alas, very overcast, snow filled skies and a lack of lovely quirky props means the pictures aren’t exactly glamorous. These tasty madeleines are really something special, soft almond sponges filled with home-made blueberry...

Almond and Lemon Curd Madeleines

Almond and Lemon Curd Madeleines

Bite into these moist almond madeleines and they will burst with sharp lemon curd, hidden within. Perfect with a cup of coffee or tea. It has been a while since I made madeleines, well since Paris in July really! I wanted to take some cakey...

Reine de Saba Cupcakes

Reine de Saba Cupcakes, how deliciously French

 Continuing on the French theme {after the Madeleine baking I did in Paris} these chocolate and almond treats are cupcake versions of Reine De Saba cake from Julia Child’s classic work Mastering The Art of French Cooking, with Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle. They are decadently...

Peach and Almond Muffins

Peach and Almond Muffins

Spring is most definitely here in the Cairngorms and nature is preparing for the breeding season. The streams are bursting with frog and toad spawn, I have had to be careful on my morning jog {I have to burn the cake calories off somehow!} not...

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