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Mango Almond Cakes

I love mango pulp; it’s available from the internet, Indian specialty stores, and even in Whole Foods. In the summer I blend it with yogurt and ice to make mango lassi. The mango pulp gives these cupcakes a pretty color and great mango flavor. 

Mango Almond Cakes

  • 3/4 cup organic shortening or butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mango pulp
  • 1 1/4 cup almond flour/meal
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • pinch of salt
  • sliced almonds to top (optional)

Preheat oven to 350°. Cream together sugar and shortening till smoothed. Then incorporate eggs one at a time, then almond flour, almond extract and then the mango pulp, mix well. Add flour, baking powder and pinch of salt, and quickly mix till incorporated. Line or grease muffin tin, fill equally and top with a few almond pieces. Bake for about 25min, it should just start browning.

 -L

October 23, 2008 at 7:05 pm 5 comments

Almond Blueberry Cookies

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I finally finished up with work this week and have much food to share. Here are some blueberry cookies I made last week. They are really best done with fresh blueberries.

Almond Blueberry Cookies

  • 3/4 cup organic shortening or butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup blueberries

Preheat oven to 350°. Cream together shortening, sugar, cinnamon and almond extract. Then incorporate the egg, followed by almond flour and flour with baking powder and pinch of salt. When the dough is done, gently mix in the blueberries so not to break them. For a neat cookie, take about 2 tablespoon of dough and form into a ball with your hand (will make about 20). Or you can do a drop cookie and just scoop dough straight to baking sheet. Remember to space them out, they will spread. Bake for 20mins, should be light golden brown all around.

When they are warm and soft, they are kind of like muffin tops. When they cool, they become crispier.

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February 29, 2008 at 2:31 pm 10 comments


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