Ingredients For the Pastry: Vanilla Essence 400g Self Raising Flour 200g Rico White Sugar 200g Margarine Juice and grated peel of ½ lemon 1-2 eggs Milk if needed For the Filling: 200g Ground Almonds Almond Essence 100grms Rico White Sugar Water   Directions: Pastry Work the margarine well into the flour. Beat the eggs well Continue Reading


Ingredients 200g Ground Almonds 200g Rico Castor Sugar ½ teaspoon Cinnamon 170g Plain Flour 2 tablespoons Cocoa powder Grated Lemon Peel Tablespoon Orange Blossom Water (Ilma Zahar) Rice Paper   Directions: Mix the ground almonds, sugar, cinnamon and cocoa powder. Add orange blossom water and grated peel, then add flour. Mix well into a dough, Continue Reading

Coffee and Walnut Cake

Ingredients For the Cake: 3/4 cup walnuts (divided) 1 1/2 cups (7 ounces) all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 stick (4 ounces) butter (softened) 1 cup sugar (granulated) 2 large eggs 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/3 cup milk 3 tablespoons strong espresso or very strong black coffee For the Frosting: 1 1/2 cups icing Continue Reading

Tiramisu Cake

Ingredients For the Cake: 1 (8 to 10-inch) prepared vanilla food cake 3/4 cup strong black coffee (room temperature) 1/4 cup coffee liqueur For the Filling: 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese (softened) 1/2 cup icing sugar 3 tablespoons coffee liqueur For the Frosting: 1/4 cup powdered sugar 1 tablespoon coffee powder 1 (8-ounce) container frozen Continue Reading