Almond Bundt Cake Recipe

Easter is just around the corner, and with it will come delicious brunch spreads and sweet treats. If you are looking for a yummy new dessert to add to your Easter menu this year, try this Almond Bundt Cake, finished with an optional chocolate glaze. With just one bite your family and friends will be delighted!

Bundt Cake Recipe

Almond Bundt Cake with Chocolate Glaze

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups butter
  • 6 medium egg yolks
  • 6 egg whites
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1.65 cups almonds, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1.6 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup dark chocolate – melt by heating in water
  • 2 tbsp rum or amaretto
  • 80 ml heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • Jelly and dark baking chocolate for the glaze; Powdered sugar for an alternate topping

Farmers Spring Large Bundt Cake Baking DishPreparation:

Preheat the oven to 340°F

Grease a Bundt cake pan then dust it with flour, set aside

Beat the butter until it is fluffy

Add the salt, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract

Add the egg yolks, one at a time until the mixture turns creamy

Add the chocolate and the rum or amaretto

Fold in the almonds and heavy cream

In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites with granulated sugar.

In a separate bowl, mix the flour and baking powder

Alternate adding the flour mixture and the egg whites to the butter cream

Pour the batter into the greased Bundt cake pan and bake for about 50 to 60 minutes

Once the cake has cooled down, remove it from the pan by inverting it onto a cake platter, then cover it with the chocolate glaze or powdered sugar before serving. If desired, serve with whipped cream.

 

For more Easter recipes, décor tips and present ideas, visit the Villeroy & Boch Easter Emporium.

 

 

Hot and Sour Soup

This chilly weather has us craving soup on a regular basis. Elevate your soup game with this spectacular recipe for Hot and Sour Soup from guest chef Michelle Tchea. Your taste buds will thank you!

Hot and Sour Soup from Chef Michelle Tchea

Hot and Sour Soup served in a Flow bowl by Villeroy & Boch

Hot and Sour Soup Served in a Flow Bowl by Villeroy & Boch

 

 

Hot and Sour Soup Ingredients

Wood Ear Fungus, 1.5 oz soaked in 3 cups of water

½ a Carrot cut into thin strips

Canned bamboo shoot, 1 oz finely sliced

Sugar, 1 tsp

Black vinegar, 1 Tbsp

Dark soy sauce, 1 Tbsp

Ground white pepper, to taste

Grilled bean curd strips, 2 oz (Recipe below)

Cornstarch, 1 tsp mixed with 2 Tbsp cold water

Ground chili paste, 1 tsp, optional

1 Egg, lightly beaten

Sesame oil to taste

 

Grilled Bean Curd Ingredients

Firm Bean Curd 5 1/3 oz.

Vegetable Oil, 2 Tbsp

Scallions, to garnish

 

Grilled Bean Curd

Using a sharp knife, carefully cut bean curd into strips. 

Heat oil in a shallow pan and lightly grill bean curd strips on high heat until golden brown. Move the pan with a heavy jiggle rather than using a spatula to loosen bean curd strips. Remove from heat.

 

Hot and Sour Soup

Remove mushrooms from water and chop them finely. Set aside, Reserve water.

Bring reserved water to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer on low.

Add the carrot, bamboo shoot, wood ear fungus and simmer until the vegetables are tender; about 10 minutes.

Add sugar, black and white vinegars, and soy sauce. Season with pepper.

Add bean curd strips and heat through.

Add cornstarch to thicken.

Add ground chili paste, if using.

Turn off the heat and slowly drizzle in the egg. Serve hot with extra white pepper and a drizzle of sesame oil.

 

Enjoy!

 

Recipe by Michelle Tchea 

Pea Soup and Bagel Dumplings Recipe

Pea Soup and Bagel Dumplings

Recently our area experienced a wild thunderstorm, and with the rainy, harsh weather gave us the unseasonal longing for a comforting dinner. Turning to popular Chef Michelle Tchea, we found the perfect meal to satisfy our appetites for both food and comfort: Pea Soup and Bagel Dumplings. For your next stormy, cool summer night, try this dish at home and you will be delighted!

 

Serves 2

Pea Soup

1 oz butter

1 onion, peeled and finely chopped

1 bacon rasher

2 potatoes, peeled and diced

Salt to taste

Ground Black Pepper to taste

Frozen or shelled peas 400 g (14 oz)

Vegetable stock or water, 3 cups

A handful of mint leaves, chopped

 

  1. Melt butter in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and bacon. Cook for about 5 minutes, until onion is translucent and soft, and the bacon crisp and browned.
  2. Add potatoes and continue to cook for 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Add peas and stir for a minute before adding vegetable stock or water. Bring to a boil before reducing to a simmer, until everything is tender. This should take 10–15 minutes.
  4. Add mint leaves before putting everything into a food processor.
  5. Blend and serve with bagel dumplings.

 

Bagel Dumplings

2 eggs

Milk, ½ cup

Salt to taste

Ground black pepper to taste

4 four-day-old bagels, broken into small pieces

3 Tbsp marjoram and parsley mix, chopped

Dry breadcrumbs 75 g (22/3 oz)

Butter for pan-frying

Cooking oil for pan-frying

 

  1. Lightly beat eggs with milk. Whisk until combined. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Add bagels and marjoram-parsley mix, followed by breadcrumbs. Mix well and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  3. Using your hands, form golf ball-sized portions. Combine with some more breadcrumbs if it seems too wet.
  4. Heat butter and a little oil in a pan. When oil is hot enough, pan-fry bagel dumplings until golden brown on all sides. Serve with pea soup.

Enjoy!

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Recipe by Michelle Tchea‘s My Little Soho Kitchen

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