Dessert

The recipes in this category are all desserts.

Poached pears in a bowl

Poached Pears

Poached pears are an important ingredient in French Pear & Almond Tarte. This recipe was adapted from the How To Poach Pears article on David Lebovitz’s website.

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.

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.

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 …

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