PAISLEY ALMOND CAKES

Ellen Bales

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This is a popular dessert from the West Coast of Scotland. Very easy to make.


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Serves:

12

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1/2 c
cornstarch
1/2 c
rice flour
1 tsp
baking powder
1/3 c
butter, softened
1/3 c
caster (superfine) sugar
2
eggs, beaten
2 Tbsp
ground almonds
6
almonds, blanched (halved)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a small bowl, beat together the sugar and butter until smooth and creamy. Add the eggs and beat well.
2
In another bowl, mix together the flours and baking powder. Gradually add to the sugar mixture until all is creamy white.
3
Gently fold in the ground almonds.
4
Spoon mixture into greased and floured muffin tin, holding 12. Top each with a sliced almond and bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for about 15 minutes until risen, golden, and firm to the touch. Cool on a wire rack.
5
NOTE: You can make your own caster sugar if you can't find it in stores. Simply pulse granulated sugar in the blender or food processor until it becomes super-fine (not powdery).

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: UK/Ireland
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy