Almonds

Persimmon Almond Rosette Tarts

Persimmon Almond Rosette Tart | From SugarHero.com

Pity the poor persimmon. Continuously overlooked in the produce aisle, overshadowed by flashier, more familiar, more accessible fruits. Misunderstood, underutilized, and all too often ignored. Persimmons, like Rodney Dangerfield, just can’t get no respect. Isn’t it time to change all that? I’ll be the first to admit that I haven’t always been on the persimmon…

Red Velvet Hot Chocolate and Almond Witch Finger Cookies

Red Velvet Hot Chocolate | From SugarHero.com

Happy Halloween! This October has been packed—between making moldy tarts and floating eyeballs, naked spiderweb cakes and sparkling devil’s food cakes, pumpkin patch cookies and pumpkin-shaped cakes, it’s been a month absolutely full of spooky sweets and ghoulish goodies. So what could possibly be left to make at this late date? Four words for you:…

Chocolate Raspberry Almond Truffle Tart

Chocolate Raspberry Almond Truffle Tart | SugarHero.com

You guys. It has been so long since I’ve made a chocolate dessert. And by “so long” I mean almost 3 weeks. Sugar heroes cannot live on giant cakes and churros and strawberry bars alone. We need our chocolate too! Consider this Chocolate Raspberry Almond Truffle Tart my humble apology to chocolate. I’m sorry for…

Raspberry Almond Spiral Cake

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Thank you to Naturipe for sponsoring this post and the KitchenAid giveaway below! Traditional cake rolls are so last century. Now that it’s 2014, we are kicking it new school. We are no longer content to just roll our cakes—we’re spiraling them instead. Yes, despite what amusement park kiosks might have told you, Dippin’ Dots…

Raspberry Almond Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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Great news, guys! The universe gave my plan to get more sleep a giant cosmic high-five. Shortly after I posted about my resolution to sleep more and work less, I was stricken with the flu-flu, which is the clever name I just coined for when the influenza-flu and the stomach-flu get together and have a…

Marzipan Swirl Tart

Marzipan Swirl Tart | SugarHero.com

It’s baaaaaack! Marzipan, my little almond paste friend found in the silver tube, is back in a big way today. It wasn’t enough that I churned it into almond ice cream and mixed it with coconut and fudge sauce earlier this summer. No, I had to go and pair it with a buttery almond crust…

Almond Coconut Fudge Ripple Ice Cream

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I was channeling Ben & Jerry when I came up with this ice cream. It starts with an almond ice cream base, then has swirls of marzipan, gooey coconut, and fudge sauce, and big chunks of chocolate-covered almonds. It’s kind of a big deal. When I beheld my masterpiece, I said to myself, “Self, what…

Triple Chocolate Rocky Road Brownies

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Real talk. These brownies taste awesome, but they’re kind of ugly. Shhh, shhh. No need to tell one of those nice little white lies. I have eyes, you know. You might have to make these for your favorite friends, the ones who have seen you ugly-cry with makeup running down your face, the ones who…

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