Almond “tiles”

 

Almond tiles

Almond tiles

Here is the easiest almond cookie recipe. The only difficulty is to carefully check the baking time. do you think you’ll handle that? Continue reading

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Fig tart

It’s been a while since I didn’t post any recipe! Since we got a puppy, we got very busy with dog training so I set cooking aside… But now, our little furry friend is less demanding. So, here is a little summer recipe. Not seasonal anymore, but keep it for next year!

Fig tart

Fig tart

Ingredients:

  • 200g puff paste
  • 15-20 figs
  • honey
  • 100g powdered almonds
  • 50 confectioner’s sugar
  • 50g butter
  • 1 egg

1 tart mold (diameter: around 26cm)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C
  2. Lay the puff paste in the tart mold. Lay some cooking sheet over the dough, cover with beans and cook blind for about 20min.
  3. In a bowl, add: almond powder, sugar and butter. Mix together.
  4. Add the egg and mix.
  5. Take off the beans and baking sheet from the tar mold. Cover the dough with the almond cream.
  6. Cut the figs in quarters and place all over the almond cream. Coat the figs with honey.
  7. Bake for approximately 25min.
  8. Serve warm, with confectioner’s sugar and cinnamon on top and some vanilla ice-cream!

Macarons from Amiens

Keeping my promises: another recipe before Christmas! Those beautiful almond treats were given to me from a very good friend of mine who moved to Amiens. I had never heard of them before but since the first bite, I’ve become addicted! They are very sweet and are perfect for coffee time.

I took the recipe from the official Amiens city website, I am only translating for you to try them at home. French recipe is available here

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