Honey Cornmeal Almond Olive Oil Cake

Nothing seems to exude late summer more than this cake. The olive oil, almonds, and honey are a nod to Mediterranean flavors, while there is a pleasant crumbliness from the medium grind cornmeal. Fresh corn kernels studded throughout the loaf remind you of the bounty that summer harvests bring. I also broiled the cake for … Continue reading Honey Cornmeal Almond Olive Oil Cake

No Bake Homemade Cranberry Chocolate Oat Clif Bars

I'm a big fan of Clif chocolate brownie bars. They're only a dollar at Trader Joe's, taste like a brownie, and unlike Luna Bars, don't have rice crispies in them. I might have discovered the holy grail to making no-bake, gluten-free sweets that taste very similar to Clif bars - Medjool dates. By themselves, they … Continue reading No Bake Homemade Cranberry Chocolate Oat Clif Bars

Key Lime Pie with Ginger Almond Crust

I inherited some limes from my workplace's Frozen Drink Friday happy hour, and made a key lime pie. This is probably my first deliberate endeavor into slightly more gluten-free baking. I had some almond flour left over from my macaron-making adventures (which turned out to be quite dissatisfactory, and is the reason why no mention … Continue reading Key Lime Pie with Ginger Almond Crust

Vanillekipferl (Vanilla Almond Crescent Cookies)

Vanillekipferl originated from Vienna, Austria, and are popular in Central European countries. Shortbread-like in texture, they are buttery and crumbly but with an additional almond nuttiness. These are often consumed in association with Christmas, and have similar variations around the world: Mexican wedding cookies, pecan sandies,¬†Chinese almond cookies, Greek¬†kourabiedes,¬†polvorones... It's interesting that in almost all … Continue reading Vanillekipferl (Vanilla Almond Crescent Cookies)