Saturday, September 20, 2014

Sesame Almond Swirl

This month I chose Sesame Almond Swirl to bake with the Cake Slice bakers. I have been looking forward to baking all month long, I grabbed my list of ingredients and darted off to the grocery store. Amaretti biscuits is one of the ingredients I could not locate. I quickly decided I would leave this out, quite honestly didn't have the energy or time to hunt all over town for them.

I planned on baking this cake the next morning, so I grabbed my book as I headed to bed to review the baking instructions, just to make things go a little faster the next morning. As I read through the steps, I could not let go of the thought of my missing ingredient. I decided to search online for a recipe. I actually found a video that was quite helpful and seemed simple enough to make. So what did I do? Jumped out of bed and headed to the kitchen!

The cookie batter didn't turn out as thick as the recipes, it was more on the runny side. I think this had to do with the fact that I didn't use a food processor to grind my almond flour, the result was not as fine, I think this is why a lot of the liquid in the recipe wasn't absorbed. The cookies didn't rise like they should have. But the flavor was incredible! The texture was crisp and chewy.

I'm glad I didn't leave this ingredient out! The cake turned out flavorful, and had a great texture to it! Waking up on Sunday morning to a house filled with the aroma of sweet nutty cake is heavenly! Loved everything about this cake!
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