At last the weather seems to be getting better. Today we had such a sunny weahter, it was almost 15°C. I think when it is nice weather one automatically feel better.
Sometimes I think that is why people from sunny places are much more cheerfull than the people from cold countries.
It is nothing against anyone, it is my personal expirence, look at me, when it is really cold I am a grumby woman and if I see a dash of sun I am like a sunshine myself :-)
You can see from the colour of the icing in my cake how I was feeling last saturday.
When ever I bake and when I am busy with these wild colours , hubby comes to the kitchen and remark she is again busy with her alien cooking.
Now to the recipe, I saw this few days back Poires au Chocolat and this is her own recipe, I fell in love with it the first time i saw it and had to make them especially there was pistachios and almonds in them.
110 gm butter
40 gm sugar
50 gm whole blanched almonds ( i didn't have them, i useed almond flakes)
50 gm whole shelled pistachios
110 gm plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp orange blossom water.
Preheat the oven to 170C.
Put the nuts into a food processor and blend till fine but with a few slightly bigger lumps. In a mixer cream the butter and sugar. Add an egg with a few tablespoons of the flour and blend, followed by the other egg and some more flour. Sieve in the rest of the flour and the baking powder then add in the ground nuts and the orange blossom water.
Fold in till combined. Divide between the moulds and and bake for about 15 minutes or until browned on top and cooked through. Leave to cool in the moulds for five minutes then pop out. Dust with icing sugar or use icing like I have done here.