I am busy baking for theChristmas markets and this week I'm making my Christmas cakes. In a couple of weeks these will be decorated with a marzipan star studded with silver dragees and then wrapped in cellophane
And I lightly chopped my almonds in a food processor instead of by hand. Mid-way through baking, they might look alarmingly flat with a bumpy cluster in the center, but the baking time Angela lists was perfect for me–they had just flattened into round-ish, flat discs
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White sugarI used a large spoon to add each layer into the jar, after adding the first layer, pack each layer next tightly by pressing down with the spoon or using your hand make a fist and gently pack each layer down
I don’t know why it’s so irresistible – maybe it’s the subtle spice, maybe it’s the tender moist texture, maybe it’s the hint of orange, maybe it’s the fact that it’s handed to me by a barista with the most adorable dimples, or maybe it’s all of the above
I popped it on the stovetop, got the simmer going and then became completely side tracked and remembered it about an hour later, by which time, it was burnt so badly it has now infused with the lining of the dish