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Almond Cranberry Streusel Muffins

Yield: 12 to 15 muffins For the Streusel Topping: For the Batter: Note: This batter may be kept refrigerated for 48 hours. Use it to bake smaller batches for fresh muffins over a long weekend. The baked muffins also keep well for 3 weeks in the freezer when stored in […]

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Swedish Semla Bun

Yield: 20 filled buns Background: These almond cream filled buns are a specialty of Sweden where they are served from the end of December until Easter. The Swedish Semla Bun, a light cardamom-scented yeast roll, is first filled with a sweet creamy almond paste filling.  Then it is piped generously with whipped […]

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Marzipan Stollen

Yield: 2 Large or 3 Small Loaves Background: In Dresden, Germany, only 150 bakers own the rights  to make Dresdner Stollen, the famous German Christmas cake said to originate in that city. There, bakery guild members follow strict guidelines to produce the memorable sweet, fruity bread with the spicy taste […]

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Apricot Almond Breakfast Bread

Yield: One Loaf Background: The warm scent of sweet yeast bread and buttery almond filling takes the chill off an autumn morning. This tender dough bakes into a billowy loaf. Fill it with a light almond cream and a few dabs of apricot jam. Or spread the dough with a […]

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Hot Cross Buns with Marzipan

  Yield: 15 Rolls Background: 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 […]

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Almond Berry Crunch Muffins

Yield: 18 to 20 small muffins Background: The combination of tart, ripe berries and almond paste is always a winner.  In this Almond Berry Crunch Muffin recipe,  we’ve paired berries with whole wheat and all-purpose flours.  The whole grain adds a light toasty flavor and increased fiber to the muffins.  Coarse […]

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Layered Cinnamon Cream Scones

Yield: Fourteen 2-inch scones Background: Cinnamon “Schmear”® filling dresses up these buttery, layered scones. Almond or Chocolate “Schmear”® filling would make a wonderful variation. Recipe Courtesy of: Love’n Bake® Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 Tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 6 Tablespoons (3 ounces) unsalted butter, chilled […]

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Chocolate Walnut Sticky Buns

  Yield: 12 Buns Background: Sticky buns are an occasional indulgence, an over-the-top treat reserved for a special occasion.  We think the start of the school year is exactly that kind of occasion.  It is a time to celebrate something new and the sad loss of the leisure days of […]

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Mandel Brot

Yield: 12 Loaves Background: A Traditional Holiday Treat Recipe Courtesy of: Baked to Perfection, Port Washington, NY Ingredients Filling: Lb Oz Granulated Sugar 4 Salt 1 American Almond® Almond Paste 2 Unsalted Butter 2 Egg Yolks 1 1/2 qt. Milk 1/2 qt. Vanilla extract 1 Cake Flour 5 High Gluten Flour 2 […]

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Holiday Stollen

Yield: 38 Loaves Recipe Courtesy of: American Almond® Ingredients Fruit Mix: Lb Oz Golden Raisins 16 Glacé Cherries 2 Fancy Diced Fruit 4 American Almond® Blanched Whole Almonds 2 Dark Rum 2   Filling:         Lb   Oz American Almond® Almond Paste         3   8 Granulated Sugar         3 […]

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Classic Italian Biscotti

Yield: 22 Dozen, depending on size Ingredients Filling: Lb Oz American Almond® Almond Paste     1 Granulated Sugar 2 Whole Eggs 9 Egg Yolks 3 Vanilla extract 2 Anise Seeds, crushed 1 American Almond® Blanched Almond Flour  12 Bread Flour  4 Baking Soda 1 Salt 1 Anise Seeds, crushed  2 Egg Wash […]

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Glazed Poppy Seed Braid

Yield: 1 Loaf, about 1 3/4 pounds Background: Many people have heirloom recipes they bake only for special occasions.  Some are full of nuts or almond paste, others call for fruit fillings. At this time of the year we see sales of our poppy seed filling increase. It is one […]