Stir in the sugar andalmonds. almonds, finely chopped. butter, chilled and cut into cubes. 2 Stir in the sugar and orange zest and then 2 tbsp water. 3 Bring the mixture together with your hands, adding a few more drops of water if it feels a little dry. 6 Cut out 12 circles of pastry with a plain 6cm cutter (you will need to re-roll the pastry a couple of times) and use to line a 12-hole, non-stick cup cake or mini muffin tin. 11 Sprinkle the topping over each pie, place the tin on a baking tray and bake for 20 minutes or until the topping is golden. 12 Leave the pies to cool in the tin before taking them out carefully. 13 Unless you have two tins, repeat the process with the second batch of pastry, filling and topping. 14 Eat the mini mince pies warm or cold, lightly dusted with icing sugar and served with whipped cream or brandy butter
But his parents grow rhubarb in their garden, and every year his mom makes rhubarb pies. Then, I baked Rhubarb Almond Streusel Muffins, flavored with a little almond extract, orange zest and juice, and topped with an almond streusel
If you ask me (and I am pretty certain you did) Valentine's Day is best when you don't have to beat crowds, have a "set" dinner menu when you go out, and it isn't going to cost you an arm and a leg to eat
I wasn’t the only one who went all out for our Valentine’s dinner, and Jamie came home that night with the makings for a salad with berries, walnuts and raspberry vinaigrette, camembert cheese, wine, lamb chops which he seared and then glazed with a balsamic marionberry glaze, and polenta which he’d made the evening before so it could have time to chill in order for him to slice and sear it with a little butter
(Maybe you can sense this from my experimentation with pancake flavors like tarte tatin, peanut butter carrot and cornbread…) This is not a good thing, since those are what I find myself craving most often (aka, right now
The Pancake Princess and the Protein Prince | Craving pancakes all day, every day.