On Saturdays I usually catch a couple of cooking shows on PBS. I've seen Jacques Pépin cooking with Julia Child in reruns, but he has also had his own show for a number of years.
This week the show began with mini almond cakes. Talk about easy and fast! I made a couple of tiny changes to the recipe and made some for our dessert.
Mini Almond Cakes ¼ cup flour
¼ cup sugar
¼ cup whole almonds
1 egg ¼ tsp baking powder
2 tablespoons butter
1 tsp almond extract or a dash of rum
Put the flour, sugar, and almonds in a food processor. Blend until smooth. Add the egg, butter (melted), and almond extract. Blend until mixed.
Pour mixture into muffin/cupcake papers. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes at 350. (toothpick should come out clean)
1 cup frozen berries and 2 tbsp sugar. Place in sauce pan and bring to a boil. Let cool. It can be spooned on to the cakes when serving as is, or puréed first. (or watch the video below and follow Jacques' directions
Any type of frosting that you'd like
(makes about 6)
It was a quick recipe and the size of the cakes was perfect.
Here's a link to the show:
Dinner Party Special (219): Jacques Pépin: More Fast Food My Way