2.23.2013

For The Weekend: Almond Peach Pastry Cake

Just dropping in to share something that looks absolutely delicious to make for the weekend...
my mouth is salivating just looking at it.
Peaches + Cake.
Hello perfection.


Every other weekend I will be sharing a recipe with you from one of my favorite bloggers, Amanda from Marshalls Abroad. Amanda documents her life beautifully through her blog and also has a passion for creating incredible dishes for you and I to enjoy (which in return makes us 10 pounds heavier. minor details). I hope you enjoy her contributions as much as I do! Make sure to go visit Amanda on her own space to receive tons of other fabulous recipes, breath taking photos, and a great voice in this blogging world.


If you're ever looking for an easy, delicious, pretty, light & fluffy dessert, I hope you'll try this! I've been wanting to teach myself how to make pastries, but somehow this is what I came up with instead... I got the juiciest peaches at the farmer's market and those married perfectly to the fluffy whipped cream and the gooey honey almonds. Heaven.


Almond Peach Pastry Cake:
{roughly serves 6}

 2 Peaches {or whatever fruit is seasonally sweet in your area}
1 Cup Sliced Raw Almonds
1 Cup Raw Walnuts
1 Tablespoon Almond Extract
Honey
2 Cups Heavy Whipping Cream
1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
2 Tablespoons Sugar
I box of frozen pastry dough

For the Almond filling: Combine the sliced raw almonds, raw walnuts, almond extract, & a good squeeze of honey in a food processor or blender until the nuts are in small pieces and sticking together with the honey. Taste; add more honey to your liking for sweetness and consistency.

For the Whip Cream: Beat the heavy whipping cream, vanilla extract, & sugar on high until stiff peaks form.

Using a bowl & knife, cut the pastry dough into 3 circles; bake according to package. Once they have cooled, spread 1/3 of the honey almond mixture on the first pastry layer. Next spread 1/3 of the whipped cream. Add another pastry layer, continue with the honey almond & whipped cream. Spread the remaining whipped cream on the last pastry layer, the remaining nuts in the middle and peach {or your seasonal fruit} slices around the edges.

Peach slices in each layer would also be delicious. Enjoy!
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19 comments:

  1. I agree with Kym. Off to purchase the ingredients for this recipe. It just got real!

    Reese

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  2. This looks unbelievable!

    Carly
    www.lipglossandcrayons.com

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  3. This looks so good. And she had some serious photography skills. Need to try!

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  4. i have weakness to anything says 'almond'

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  5. YUM! I very rarely find peaches to look appetizing but Amanda's amazing photography makes this look DELICIOUS!

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  6. If only I could learn to take the pictures BEFORE I eat the food.... that's my problem. Love her blog, thanks for sharing.

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  7. Oh my gosh - that cake looks to die for. I love peaches too, so I definitely have to give that one a go. Her photography is spectacular, totally cookbook worthy.

    http://jemaroons.blogspot.ca/

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  8. this looks so delicious! i'll have to try making this sometime
    kw ladies in navy

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  9. phwooaarrr yum!!! looks amazing! x

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  10. I love Amandas blog!! Defintiely a favorite to read! Thanks for sharing !! Yummy looking recipe!

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  11. I love all of Amanda's recipes {and her blog}! Now my mouth is watering..figures! Thanks for sharing :)

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  12. Looks amazing! I loooove desserts that have almonds in them.. and peaches... sounds like perfection.
    www.shannonheartsblog.com

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  13. Holy cow this looks incredible. I have a terrible history with frozen pastry dough, but I might have to try it just because of this... yummm!

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  14. That looks amazing, thank you for sharing! Can't wait for peaches to be in season to make this!

    http://smalldogtheblog.blogspot.com

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  15. She makes everything look 10 times better! Yum!!

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  16. This looks incredibly amazing and delicious, can't wait until it warms up and peaches are available for a none insane price up here in the north. Gorgeous photos, too!

    jess
    Wanderlusted

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