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Old 10-30-2010, 04:03 PM   #11
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I have never seen walnut flour, I just add some blitz walnuts to the sponge batter.The best place for marzipan is Barcelona at christmas, there are a number of shops that just sell all types of marzipan, it is a Catalan tradition.
I make my own walnut flour, same as you do but I sift out the papery coating that has not become fine. My walnut cake is very dense, very little cake flour, about 2 walnut to 1 cake flour. It's lightly sweet from Lyle's Golden Syrup.
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Old 10-31-2010, 01:50 AM   #12
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I make my own walnut flour, same as you do but I sift out the papery coating that has not become fine. My walnut cake is very dense, very little cake flour, about 2 walnut to 1 cake flour. It's lightly sweet from Lyle's Golden Syrup.
I will try that ratio, I do use 2 of flour to 1 of ground almonds when I make Sacher Torte, my favorite crepe as a child was with Golden Syrup and lemon juice.
I make a lot of petit fours for chrimbo, here is one of my favs, buy a pack of small de-stoned ready to eat prunes, make your marzipan and add a little brandy, slit the prunes and stuff with the marzipan then dip in the best melted dark chocolate you can afford, set on a cake rack.

This is a good cheats apple tart, life is to short now to laminate puff pastry.

Roll shop bought Puff very thin, cut into a circle and prick all over, place on a baking tray, cut thin slices of shop bought marzipan and cover pastry, peel and slice a good desert apple using a mandolin if you have, cover the marzipan, bake in the hottest part of your oven,take out glaze with a bit of sieved apricot jam.
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Old 10-31-2010, 02:09 AM   #13
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I will try that ratio, I do use 2 of flour to 1 of ground almonds when I make Sacher Torte, my favorite crepe as a child was with Golden Syrup and lemon juice.
I make a lot of petit fours for chrimbo, here is one of my favs, buy a pack of small de-stoned ready to eat prunes, make your marzipan and add a little brandy, slit the prunes and stuff with the marzipan then dip in the best melted dark chocolate you can afford, set on a cake rack.

This is a good cheats apple tart, life is to short now to laminate puff pastry.

Roll shop bought Puff very thin, cut into a circle and prick all over, place on a baking tray, cut thin slices of shop bought marzipan and cover pastry, peel and slice a good desert apple using a mandolin if you have, cover the marzipan, bake in the hottest part of your oven,take out glaze with a bit of sieved apricot jam.
The apple tart sounds divine...copying the tip! Thanks.

I found the walnut cake idea on my searches for lower carbohydrate desserts that tasted good and did not use artificial sweeteners.
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