Mild flavor and unmistakable aroma: I think this is the best definition to talk about almonds. Often this is an ingredient used in the decoration of sweets – I even made a post about it that you can check by clicking here -, but it can also win the role of protagonist.
Cakes, cookies, cupcakes, versions of the caramelized oilseed… There is no shortage of surprising options for you to try! I made a selection of 10 recipes that are sure to inspire you to use the ingredient in a different and, of course, irresistible way 😉
Look, if you’ve never tried caramelized almonds, you don’t know what you’re missing. I am addicted to this sweet and super crunchy “pestisco” that can also be used to finish pies, cakes or even chocolates!
This almond cream is delicate and perfect for filling pies, cakes and other sweets! In addition to being delicious, the cream is very simple to make and serves as a basis for countless other recipes.
Pâte Sablée with Almond Flour
Another basic recipe with almonds is the pâte sablée, a classic and irresistible pasta. The version with almond flour is softer and completely crumbles in the mouth!
A cake where the almond is the main protagonist deserves to be made at least once. We tried this classic on our trip to the islands of Mallorca and Menorca, but of course I had to play it at home! Oh, don’t forget to serve it with lemon ice cream, see? It makes all the difference!
White Chocolate Pie with Almonds and Lemon Ice Cream
This time the almonds appear in the flour used in the dough and, of course, in the decoration! The combination with white chocolate is one of my favorites!
Almond and Cocoa Cupcakes
Want an amazing cupcake? This version with almonds, vanilla filling and cocoa topping is the perfect choice!
Almond and Plum Cake
Of course, there would be a healthier version on this list, right? This fluffy cake with almond and plum flour is gluten free!
Naked Almond and Blueberries Cake
Almond cake, whipped cream filling and blueberry icing! This super light candy is to eat without guilt, right?
Vegan Almond Cookies
Is it a vegan recipe you want? Almond cookies are perfect to accompany the afternoon coffee (or tea)! In addition to the mild flavor, the version is supercrunchy!
Dacquoise Almonds with Dark Chocolate and Apricot
To finish the list, nothing is more fair than a French classic: dacquoise! This delicious almond disk covered with chocolate and apricots is perfect for a more sophisticated dinner.
Were I able to convince you to use almonds as protagonists? I think it is worth testing at least one of these recipes 😉