I have been baking a lot these days. Usually I bake cakes for my husband’s evening snacks. He simply loves these cakes and I get to experiment a lot. I can say my baking skills have improved in last few days :D.
We have a library near our apartment. I go there to study(??) sometimes. Instead of getting bored at home, last week I thought to spend some 4-5hrs in library. I went there with my technical book and after sometime I could not resist reading the recipe books there. I picked few books, one on cookies, one on pie and the other on cakes. So when going through â€œThe good cookie by Tish Boyleâ€, I saw these cute tea cakes. I had bought a muffin pan few days back, so tried these. This turned out to be one of the best cakes I have ever prepared. I did few modifications to it. Here is the recipe that I followed.
1 cup almonds
Â¾ cup sugar
3/4 tea spn baking powder
5 tbl spn unsalted butter
3 tbl spn all purpose flour or maida
Place the almonds and sugar in blender/mixer and grind till they form a coarse powder. Transfer to a mixing bowl and add egg, melted butter, flour, baking powder and blend till it firms a uniform batter.
Grease a muffin pan. Pour the batter in muffin cups till 2/3rd full. Keep one raspberry in each cup.
Bake in preheated oven at 350 F for around 20mins or till a knife inserted comes out clean.
When they are cooled, remove them from the pan carefully.
Makes 12 muffins
preparation time : 40mins
PS: I want to send this to Nandita’s Christmas special WBB, though these are not related to Christmas. Let me see if she accepts these.