Praline flavour soft cookies

Praline flavour soft cookies with hazelnuts, caramel sauce and white chocolate

Chocolate frangipane, shortbread and nut swirls

Chocolate frangipane and shortbread swirl biscuits with chopped nuts

These biscuits are based on a method for biscotti eureka, but I have radically altered the recipe - it bears little resemblance to the original now other than the construction method and that it requires a shortbread-type biscuit and a frangipane-type filling. I have baked biscotti eureka a few times, and I find them delicious… Continue reading Chocolate frangipane, shortbread and nut swirls

Florentines

Recipe for chocolate covered almond, pistachio and cherry Florentines - plus make them extra special with a shortbread base

Esterházy torte – nut dacquoise layer cake

Esterhazy torte - daquoise layer cake

Esterházy cake is a dacquoise layer torte originating in Budapest in the late 1800s. It was created (as many famous/regional speciality cakes are) by a confectioner keen to impress one of the great houses of the Austrio-Hungarian Empire and one of its members in particular, Prince Paul III Anton Esterházy de Galántha. Its longevity as… Continue reading Esterházy torte – nut dacquoise layer cake