1. Almond flavoured macarons
Everyone loves almonds and everyone loves macarons, so how could this not be a marriage made in heaven? The best thing about this recipe is that it’s easy to follow and doesn’t require a long list of ingredients. Grab your usual cookie ingredients but opt for almond flour to really bring home the flavour. Add a delicious filling of lemon curd, buttercream or chocolate ganache and garnish with roasted almonds for bonus points. Everyone will love these divine creations, we guarantee they won’t last long!
2. Plum and almond tart
This delectable recipe is made using an almond cream mixture and will add plenty of decadence to any spread. Be sure to find fresh plums and slice them thickly to really show off their natural shape and colour. Feel free to sprinkle flaked almonds on top for extra crunch and a wonderful texture that is amazing when paired with the soft filling below. A plum and almond tart is great for hot nights when you want to cool off and relax after a busy day.
3. Italian biscotti
If you enjoy Italian cooking, then this recipe will go down a treat. Biscotti is a crunchy, twice baked cookie with chopped raw almonds that is made to eat while sipping on freshly brewed coffee – a dream come true for anyone who enjoys a rustic treat. You can bake a batch of biscotti in under an hour and keep for several weeks when stored in an airtight container, perfect to serve up when guests are over!
Kataifi is a Greek almond and walnut pastry that’s served in syrup and boasts plenty of sweetness. It’s easy to recognise thanks to a thread-like pasty that binds together a filling of almonds, walnuts, sugar, honey and spices. The final piece of the puzzle? A sticky, lemon-flavoured sauce that will make you feel really spoilt. Be sure to indulge your sweet tooth with Kataifi for amazing flavour and a unique texture that you won’t find in other desserts.
5. Almond truffles
A delicious mouthful for special occasions. Almond truffles are simple to prepare and offer a touch of elegance. They combine a silky texture with plenty of crunch to impress guests. Almond lovers will rejoice as these little bites truly are a double hit. Expect an almond paste ganache on the inside and a coating of crushed, toasted almonds on the outside.