Just out of the oven,
cooling on the rack in my kitchen
Butter Almond Cake
from my Dutch cook book.
Today, I am baking two of them to send to my uncle in Chicago.
His wife past last year and I remember she always made this cake in
the house just waiting for company to come over.
She was the first one to put on a pot of coffee
(why don't people put on a pot of coffee anymore)
and serve this truly coffee cake.
It is the simplest recipe ever.
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup butter
pinch of salt
Using your handy Kitchen aid mixer,
blend the dough well.
Divide in half and place in either an 8" or 10" spring pan.
1 can Solo almond paste
Spoon or shave the almond paste and place all over the halved dough.
Taking the other half of the dough, make a ball, smooch it out and
place on top of the almond paste. Crimp the sides together.
Bake at 350 for about 50 minutes or until golden brown.
Let cool on rack.
Slice into wedges and put on a pot of coffee.
I wish I had smell-a blog!