The recipes in this category are all desserts.

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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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 …

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