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This traditional French cookie may be sandwiched with flavored
fillings of pastry cremes, fruit, ganache, or half dipped in chocolate. They're a
tasty treat to have on hand when guests drop by for a quick cup of tea
4 ounces granulated sugar
4 ounces almond paste (not Marzipan)
2 large egg whites (no yolks), room temperature
Preheat oven 325 degrees F. Prepare cookie sheet with parchment
In a large bowl, mix together the sugar and almond paste. Slowly add the egg whites and combine well until stiff. Using either a pastry bag with
a half-inch round tip or a teaspoon, drop mixture onto the
prepared cookie sheet. Set approximately one-inch apart. If
a filling will be used, make certain there is no pointed tip
on the cookie. Smooth the top of the cookie batter with the
back of the teaspoon, spatula or knife before baking.
Bake for 10 to 15 minutes,
or until firm. Remove from oven and allow to cool down for a
few minutes. Remove and place on a wire rack until completely cool.
Best if served immediately.
Yields: 15 macaroons.
A traditional French recipe. The French called the pound cake "quatre-quarts" which translates to four-quarters,
meaning 1/4 of the recipe is flour, 1/4 sugar, 1/4 butter, and 1/4 eggs.
4 large eggs
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/4 cups sweet butter, softened
2 1/3 cups cake flour, sifted
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 cup finely-chopped almonds (optional)
Sliced pineapple (optional)
Large round cake pan, bundt pan, or loaf pan (buttered and floured)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Separate the egg whites from the yolks into two (2) bowls.
Lightly beat the egg yolks. Add sugar and butter, beating continuously until the mixture is
smooth. Add lemon juice and flour, continue mixing until well blended.
Beat egg whites until
firm peaks form. Gently, fold stiffed egg whites into the batter. Pour batter half
way into a buttered and floured cake pan.
Note: if chopped almonds are
desired, sprinkle over the top of the cake before baking. Sliced
pineapple may also be added to the bottom of the pan coated with
butter and brown sugar, then add the batter and bake.
Bake 1 hour or until toothpick swipes clean.
Ellen Easton is a lifestyle industry leader, tea and etiquette authority, author of Afternoon Tea~ Tips, Terms and Traditions,
A Tea Party Planner and Tea Travels™ For The Holidays (RED WAGON PRESS), as well as a hospitality, design and retail consultant, whose clients have included The Waldorf=Astoria,
The Plaza, and Lady Mendl’s Tea Salon.
Easton’s family traces their tea roots to the early 1800s, when ancestors first introduced tea plants from India and China to the Colony of Ceylon,
thus building one of the largest and best cultivated teas estates on the island.
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