Tag: ground almonds

Biscuits, Cookies

Nantes Cakes – Cookies

I recently acquired a very good book about the food that Claude Monet, the artist, used to like to eat. It included a lot of recipes of that food and also included lots of information and also photos of some of his paintings.  Coincidentally shortly after I bought the book one of my subscribers on […]


Torta Caprese – Italian Cake

I have made Torta Caprese before, with a video too, but I really wanted to try it again, to see if using some potato starch in the recipe would make the cake a lighter texture. Torta Caprese is a chocolate cake made with almonds, and sometimes with some hazelnuts too.  It is very easy to […]


Individual Bakewell Tarts

Whilst on holiday in Canada I took the opportunity to do some baking with my great-nieces.  Today the bake is for individual Bakewell Tarts.  We all love Bakewell Tarts and these individual ones, which could be made in a muffin tin, are ideal as desserts with some cream or custard. In the UK often these […]


Flourless Almond and Coconut Cake

I saw what looked to be a very nice recipe on Belinda Jeffery’s website for an almond, coconut and vanilla cake that contained no flour.  I rather liked the idea of it, being a big fan of both almond and coconut.  So I decided I would try it out, but with a couple of minor amendments.   […]

Biscuits, Cookies, Christmas

Spiced Cookies – Speculaas

Getting ready for Christmas and the holiday season I thought I would try out another cookie, from the low countries, Belgium and The Netherlands(and elsewhere too I suspect).  Speculaas are a crunchy cookie that are usually made with the dough being pressed into moulds to create a shape.  They are eaten on St Nicholas Eve […]


Chocolate & Almond Battenburg

I saw a lovely video on Home Cooking Adventure for a Chocolate & Almond Battenburg cake.  Now Battenburg is an almond cake, in two colours, pink and yellow and covered with marzipan.  This version has chocolate as one colour and flavour and almond as the ‘yellow’ colour and flavour.  For the marzipan a chocolate and almond […]


Light Almond Cupcakes

Today’s recipe is for a cupcake.  This one has a lovely almond flavour and is very light.  I decided not to put buttercream or frosting on the top, as people can decide for themselves if they want that.  For me the light little cake is good enough as on its’ own. To make them lighter […]


Torta Caprese – Capri Cake

I saw a lovely cake in a youtube video.  It was called Torta Caprese and was made with chocolate and ground almonds.  I thought I would like to try to make it, so I looked at several recipes and then came up with my own, being a slightl variation on what I saw.  It seems […]


Lemon Drizzle Friands

Those of you who regularly read my blog will know that I like almonds and just love friands.  So it is no surprise that I am making more friands, the delicious almond based cakes that are so popular in Australia and New Zealand.  I think they are becoming more popular in the UK too and […]