Tag: almond paste

Almond cake in a blue ramekin topped with creamy cookies and cream ice cream

Almond Cake [with Homemade Almond Paste]

Hahaha, if you go through my list of recipes I’ve posted here, you might be under the impression I have a mild obsession with almonds. Almond and pumpkin. While that might be true… honestly I have all this left over almond meal from when I made Almond Mice Cookies last, and what better excuse than this to use it? :D

This recipe comes from one of my staple books in the kitchen Essentials of Baking by Williams-Sonoma.

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Almond Mice Cookies

The mere mention of Almond Mice conjures a nostalgic yearning for the excitement of winter and my mother’s baking.

Christmas always yielded a guarantee of three things: shortbread cookies dotted with a quartered maraschino cherry, butter tarts, and almond mice. My mother was sure to bake Almond Mice, which has no parallel when eaten still warm from the oven. (Although may I state my mother’s butter tarts are also without peer, but that recipe shall be for another day.)

Today I choose to share a joy from my childhood and my mother’s recipe box…. and hope that it brings you a taste of joy as well.

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