Simple homemade morning sweets are designed to be enjoyed on the weekend. With just a few minutes to produce decadent results, you still have the entire morning to enjoy perusing newspapers, going for a walking, or sipping a hot cup of tea, contemplating how to spend the day.
And while I am an avid collector of cookbooks, the majority of the recipes I love, save and return to again and again, as they never disappoint, are ones that have been given to me by family and friends whom I trust know a thing or two in the kitchen. So in February when I had the opportunity to spend some time with the delightful owner of Distinctive Beach Lodgings, whom I had the opportunity to meet during my stay in Gearhart, Tracy Hooper, she shared a recipe with me that she thought I might enjoy. She was right.
Her Almond Cake recipe epitomizes simply luxurious. In less than 10 minutes the batter is ready to be placed in the oven, and in less than an hour, you have a rich, almond treat to pair with your morning of leisure or with a friend or two for an afternoon catch-up session. A very dense cake, you won’t need more than a few bites to satiate your palette, which is ideal, as the intent is to eat quality, not bulk up with simply more. After all, we all need to indulge our sweet tooth every now and again. 😉
~adapted from Tracy Hooper via Allyson Brooks