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Pistachio & Almond Bars

Pistachio & Almond Bars AThis was not what I planned to make. I was intending to make a pistachio and almond battenberg but somewhere along the way my mind got warped and I split the mix wrong! Not to worry, as these are cute miniatures with all the looks but much more charm. I absolutely love the green tint of the sponge – all natural from the pistachios of course!
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Morello Cherry Swiss Roll

Morello Cherry Swiss Roll A

It’s the cherries that make this dessert. Sweet and juicy, and vivid pink against the pale cream and sponge. I like making this because it can be whipped up in about an hour, and half of that time is waiting for the sponge to cool! Then it’s time to sit back, fork up and dig in!
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Almond & Rose Marble Loaf

Almond & Rose Marble Loaf A

It took a while for me like the flavour of rose. When too strong it becomes overpowering and waxy, rather than delicate and floral as it should be. Here I’ve used it with almond to create a perfumed loaf that both looks and tastes marvellous.

A quick note: not all food colours are bake-stable so be sure to use one that is, such as Wilton Icing Colour Concentrated Gel
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Florentine Cake

Florentine Cake B

 

Toasting the ground almonds for this cake enhances the nutty flavour and the oils from the nuts give the cake its moist, rich texture. Decorate with a drizzle of chocolate and more cherries for a real teatime treat!

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Cranberry, Orange and Almond Shortbread

Cranberry, Orange and Almond Shortbread B

Here’s a recipe to get autumn started. Studded with sweet, dried cranberries, scented with fresh orange zest and embellished with sugar-coated chopped almonds. These are my favourite shortbread biscuits I’ve made to date! They’re a bit fiddly to get looking perfect, so be sure to chill the dough well otherwise the cranberries and almonds will be problematic when slicing the biscuits.

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