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
almond extract
100g of finely grounded almonds
3 eggs
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.

Simple to make with an impressive presentation...


Anonymous said...

That looks delicious. Sandy

The Food Hunter said...

This looks amazing and seems so simple to make.

Emily said...

I just found your blog and have been reading it in bits and pieces all morning. You have a great story--great recipes,too!

Jill said...

Thank you all! Yes the cake is very simple to make, I almost felt embarrassed... But, when you need to make something special for guests, this is a really nice treat!

Emily- I too found myself wrapped into your life story this morning... Thank you for stopping by, it's amazing just how many people are here in Sicily!