M-hanncha – the Almond Snake

M-hanncha is one of Morocco’s most popular pastries and is served for special occasions. Conveniently, every meal in Morocco seems to be a special occasion! The almond filling is quitissentially North African and can also be seen in savory dishes like Almond Stuffed Bass and Bastilla of Fez with Chicken. Sweets permeate Moroccan meals and…

Mixed Berry Almond Tarts

These little tarts are lovely! They might look a touch like muffins, but taste so much better! The sweet pastry that forms the base will create a wonderful¬†pairing with either raspberry or mixed berry jam, I think I actually prefer raspberry, but I was serving mixed berry jam for High Tea. These can be thrown…

Almond Pithiviers with Rum-Infused Prunes – with Puff Pastry Recipe

I¬†have had a decade and a half long obsession with Almond Croissants. When I lived in New York, I ran from one French bakery to another surveying the croissants. La Bergamote in Chelsea have the best twice baked beauties! They have always been this mythical pastry that I could never quite make myself. I have…