Nestled between the slope of Mount Etna and the majestic Mediterranean Sea is where we enjoy the Sicilian Simplicity
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Almond and Amaretti Cake
The other night I made an Almond and Amaretti Cake for dinner with friends. It was a big crowd pleaser...
7 tablespoons of flour
7 tablespoons of sugar
150g of melted butter
200g of amaretti cookies
100g of finely grounded almonds
1 tablespoon of baking powder
Puffed pastry (buy the premade variety if you are short on time)
Place the amaretti cookies in a food processor and grind them finely. Then add this to a large bowl with all the other ingredients. Line a baking pan with oven paper and place the puffed pastry inside the pan. Fill the pastry with the mixture and fold the extra pastry over the filling. Bake at 180° for 40 minutes, but don't open the oven for the first 30 minutes. Stick a toothpick in check for doneness.
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Towns around Mt. Etna
Take a trip around Mt.Etna and visit all the small towns along the way here. Relax and enjoy the scenery on the Ferrovia Circumetnea Train that travels around Mt. Etna.