toasted almond torte

Toasted Almond Torte0A60639F-E8D8-423B-80F8-7C46827A9CDE

Crust:

3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature

1/4 cup granulated sugar

2 cups flour

2 egg yolks, room temperature

Filling:

1 1/4 cups granulated sugar

1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream

1 1/2 cups sliced almonds

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Spray torte pan, with removable bottom, with pan spray and place on cookie sheet.

Prepare crust first by placing butter, sugar, and flour in food processor.  Pulse while adding egg yolks one at a time.  Continue to pulse until mixture forms a soft ball.

Gently press crust dough into torte pan.  Form crust up edges of pan, making a clean flat edge with fingers.

Bake crust in 350 degree oven for 10 minutes.

While crust is baking, prepare filling.  In small saucepan, bring sugar and heavy cream to a soft boil.  Cook stirring constantly for 5 minutes to dissolve sugar.  Remove from heat.

Add almonds and almond extract to cooked cream mixture and stir to mix.  Pour filling into baked crust, evening out almonds.

Return torte to oven and bake 20-25 minutes or until almonds start to toast.

Allow torte to cool completely before removing sides of pan.  Serve with fresh whipped cream and fresh berries.

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cream biscuits

Cream Biscuits

2 cups all purpose flour

2 teaspoons sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream

In medium size bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.  Add cream and stir until dough begins to form.

Lightly dust counter top with flour.  Turn dough onto floured counter top.  Lightly dust batter with flour and kneed lightly until dough is smooth.

Roll dough with rolling pin until desired thickness.  Cut out biscuits with top of floured glass or round biscuit cutter.  Place biscuits on baking sheet that has been lightly sprayed with pan release.  Reroll dough as necessary until all biscuits are cut out, placing lightly touching on baking sheet.

Bake in 425 degree oven about 15 minutes based on desire of brownness and size of biscuits.  Immediately after removing from oven, butter tops of biscuits.  Dust with cinnamon sugar if desired.

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