WSJ 2018, 8-12 Svgs, Oven 300°. Very dense cake. Valrhona “Abinao” 85% ciao

  • ¾ LB (12 oz) blanched whole almonds. Finely grind half  (6 oz) in food processor. Coarsely grind remaining with chocolate. (or use almond flour and ground almonds from Trader Joe)
  • ¾ LB (12 oz) bittersweet chocolate, 85% cacao or higher
  • ½ LB (8 oz  ~ 1 C) unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 C plus 2 TB sugar
  • 5 large eggs separated

300° oven butter 8 inch round spring form pan, line bottom with parchment.

  • Cream butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  • Add yolks one at a time.
  • Add, beat in  all the almond flour, nuts and chocolate.
  • Separate large bowl, which egg whites until soft peaks. Fold a quarter of whites into chocolate mixture to loosen.
  • Fold chocolate mixture into egg whites.
  • Pour into spring cake pan, bake until set and skewer come out clean 45 minutes.
  • cool in pan.

top with crème frâiche/whipped cream

 

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Mormor’s almond cookies

December 14, 2013

Mormor Karin’s “peasant cookies”, like shortbread.

Bake 350°, 10-12 min.

200 g Butter

200 g Sugar

1 ½ T syrup

75 g almond slivers

300g Flour

1 tsp Baking Soda (mix into flour)

  • Beat sugar & butter until fluffy
  • stir in syrup
  • mix in dry ingredients (almonds,flour, baking soda)
  • roll into 8″ long loaves, 2″ wide
  • refrigerate 24 hours (will last for weeks in refrigerator)
  • Cut into thin  1/8th inch slice
  • BAKE 350°  10-12 min