This weekend I met up with my friend, Maria, who is also a food blogger and we made a few fun dishes together. This recipe I found online as I was in search of a torte similar to one I had in Northern Spain. This was not quite the same but still tasted amazing. Made with Almond Paste, it is dense with a nutty and buttery flavor.
from the LA Times
1 1/4 c Sugar
8 oz Soft almond paste
1 1/4 c Unsalted butter; softened
1 ts Vanilla
6 Eggs; at room temperature
1 c Flour
1 1/2 ts Baking powder
1/4 ts Salt
In food processor, process sugar with almond paste until paste is in small pieces. Add butter and vanilla and continue processing until mixture is smooth. Add eggs, 1 by 1, mixing until each is incorporated, then process until mixture is light and fluffy, about 3 to 4 minutes. In small work bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Sprinkle over butter mixture and process in 2 or 3 short bursts, just until flour mixes in well. Butter and flour 9-inch spring form pan or 9×5-inch loaf pan and pour in batter, smoothing top evenly. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour or until wood pick inserted in center comes out clean and center feels springy when pressed gently with tips of fingers. Let cool then sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Check out some great recipes from my friend Maria at Two Peas and Their Pod.