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Simnel Cake

Simnel Cake

A light fruitcake usually eaten during Easter. Simnel Cake is popular in the U.K. It is traditionally decorated with a circle of eleven or twelve almond paste “eggs,” representing the twelve apostles. (The one missing is Judas.) This recipe was adapted from the one given to me by my British mother-in-law. Ingredients 8 oz flour1 …

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French Pair and Almond Tart

French Pear and Almond Tarte

Flaky crust, ripe pears and sweet almonds. This recipe is based on the one on David Lebovitz’s blog. I have also included a link to his article about poaching pears. Ingredients 6 oz (170g) almond paste2 tsp sugar2 tsp flour3 oz (85g) butter, salted or unsalted, cubed, at room temperature1 large egg, plus one egg white, at room temperaturea few drops almond extract, optional1 1/2 tsp rum 3 poached pears, cored, …

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Bluefish with Lemon-Garlic Mayonnaise

Broiled Bluefish Fillet with Lemon-Garlic Mayonnaise

Broiled Bluefish Fillet with Mayonnaise Recipe While bluefish has a reputation for being fishy-tasting and oily, we love it. According to Seafood watch, it’s also a good choice for the environment, and it’s a good source of Omega-3. However, since there are some concerns about mercury and PCB contamination of bluefish, we try to limit …

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