Dessert

Simnel Cake

Simnel Cake

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.

Almond Paste

I used store-bought almond paste for years before I considered making my own. However, the effort is minimal (the mixer does most of the work), it doesn’t cause much mess, and the difference in taste and texture is significant. Almond paste is often mistaken for marzipan. They have similar ingredients but the ratios are different. …

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Grapefruit tart made with fresh grapefruit and homemade mascarpone

Grapefruit Tart with Homemade Mascarpone

Grapefruit Tart Recipe This grapefruit tart recipe was adapted from the one on Epicurious.com. It is fresh and light, and the presentation is stunning. Ingredients Sweet pastry dough For filling 4-5 grapefruit 3 Tbl grapefruit juice, squeezed from membranes 8 oz homemade mascarpone cheese at room temperature 3 Tbl finely chopped candied ginger 4 Tbl confectioners sugar …

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Sweet Pastry Dough recipe

Sweet Pastry Dough

Sweet Pastry Dough Recipe This Sweet Pastry Dough recipe was adapted from the one on Epicurious.com. It takes about an hour and a half to complete, start to finish. It is very versatile, lightly sweet, and It makes enough for one 9″-10″ tart. Ingredients 1 1/4 cups (150g) all-purpose flour 1 1/2 Tbl sugar 1/4 …

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Chocolate Biscotti

Chocolate Biscotti

This chocolate biscotti recipe was adapted from the one on David Rubel‘s website. They’re super chocolatey and just the right mix of crunchy and chewy. They’re relatively easy to make and quick, too. From start to finish – just over an hour. Ingredients 2 eggs at room temperature 4 Tbl unsalted butter, melted but not hot 1 …

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