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Lemon Meringue Almond Tart

April 21st, 2014 · Recipes

 

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Few can resist the combination of lemon and meringue. We’ve refined the classic pie into an elegant lemon meringue almond tart.  Our tart begins with a nutty almond crust. Then there is a surprise layer of marzipan hidden under a puckery lemon curd filling.  A billowy meringue topping completes this dessert, which is the perfect combination of crunchy and creamy textures.

 

Lemon Meringue Almond Tart

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Hot Cross Buns with Marzipan and Lemon Icing

April 8th, 2014 · Recipes

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Around Easter, hot cross buns are piled high at bakeries and grocery stores, a seasonal staple recognizable by their criss cross of icing.   Like so many holiday breads, the best ones are plump with dried fruit and warm baking spices.  This recipe for hot cross buns with marzipan and lemon icing is bursting with fruit and with marzipan that gets folded into the dough after kneading. And the generous quantities of spices give them an addicting aroma.

 

Hot Cross Buns with Marzipan

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Apple Almond Crumb Cake

March 31st, 2014 · Recipes

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If you want an apple cake that is brimming with apples, this one is for you. We’ve taken an almond cake batter, filled it with sliced tart apples and topped it with a rich crumb topping to make this apple almond crumb cake.  When baked, the cake has a crunchy top and almost pudding like rich interior.  Serve it with a spoonful of sour cream or a dab of salted caramel sauce for added indulgence.

Apple Almond Crumb Cake

There is a video making the rounds on the Internet this week of a Dutch chef peeling apples using his cordless electric drill.  We confess this was inspiration to post a yummy apple recipe.  And although we have not yet tried the novel technique,  it has gotten us thinking.

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Satisfy Your Macaron Craving

March 20th, 2014 · Events, French Macarons

Macaron Day is TODAY in New York.  At participating bakeries in Manhattan, you can get a free macaron to satisfy your sweet tooth.  A portion of the purchase price for any macaron that you buy is donated to the anti hunger charity City Harvest.

Read more about Macaron Day here.

And if you cannot make it to NYC today, use our Macaronathan Map to plan your own petite pastry excursion.

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