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Almond Tea Cakes

As mother’s day fast approaches, so many memories that me and mama made flash through my head like an automatic rolodex.  I am so incredibly lucky to have her in my life.  She is my perfect example of love.

19 years old and so much swag ;)

Me at 26: mama, I’m becoming more and more like you everyday (and I don’t mind it).

I hope that everyone has a fabulous Mother’s Day (and happy mother’s day to all the mama’s)!

I leave you with a taste of our tradition:

THROWBACK THURSDAYS ALMOND TEA CAKES RECIPE

Almond Tea Cakes
 
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Ingredients
Dry:
  • 2½ c flour
  • 1½ ts baking powder
  • 1 ts salt
Wet:
  • 1 stick soft, unsalted butter
  • 1½ c white granulated sugar
  • ½ c brown sugar
  • ¼ c almond paste (canned/store bought or homemade)
  • 2 room temperature eggs
  • 2 tb almond extract
  • 12 oz room temperature full fat ricotta
  • Powdered sugar for dusting
  • Flaked almonds for garnish
Almond Paste
  • 1 c blanched almonds (skinned)
  • 1 c powdered sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • ⅛ ts fine salt
Instructions
  1. Cream together your butter, sugars, and paste.
  2. Blend in one egg at a time.
  3. Tip in your extract.
  4. Spoon in your ricotta. Blend.
  5. In three additions, incorporate your dry bowl with your wet bowl. Don't over mix.
  6. Scoop out miniature balls of dough and press flaked almonds on top.
  7. Bake at 350 for 7-11 minutes (again, these are for mini scoops).
  8. Cool completely and dust with powdered sugar.
Alternately, for a glaze:
  1. Whisk together powdered sugar + almond extract (tip in just a couple drops in at a time) for a thick "glaze/icing" consistency. A little extract goes a long way.
Almond Paste:
  1. Utilize your processor and blitz your almonds until they're powdered. Add in your powdered sugar, egg white and salt. Keep in the fridge in an airtight container for up to a month.

Reminiscent of mommy and me tea parties, happy (early) mother’s day y’all!

XOXO

Your Blessed Squishy Monster

10 thoughts on “Almond Tea Cakes

  • love the stuff you wrote about mom… so true.. at 50 I’ll be thinking that and at 70. I still find my mom annoying, but I understand better at 30. :)

  • Those almond cookies look marvelous!

  • I loved your video and seeing a little bit of your family’s traditions … Thank you for sharing :)

  • Lester ( aka the commander!) says:

    Angie this is wonderful and looks delicious! so delicate, feminine and Lovely!

    Amgie.How ironic. My ( LATE GREAT GRAND MOTHER AND MAMA) Both made tea cakes! vsreous kinds.

    I respect and admire Mothers ! I Love and miss my MAMA. She went home to be with the LORD when I was in my early twenties back in the early nine teen eighties. I miss, remember, Love her.She and DAD( DADDY went home with the LORD may 22 ten years ago not long after his 90th birh day. A few days ago would have been DADS 100th birth day!

    Happy MOTHERS DAY to your MAMA! Enjoy Mothers day with her Angie!

    xoxoxoxo.

    Lester.

    • The Squishy Monster says:

      They raised you well Lester! How to be a true Southern Gentleman =D I know they’d just be so proud of you!!! Maybe I’ll be a Mama one day? As sweet of a soul as you describe them, I’m sure they’re ALL in Heaven just beaming down on you! XOXO!!

  • Bianca says:

    These sound so delish! I love almond flavored stuff too so I am going to have to try these sometime :)

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