For our professional users, cheesecake is one of the more popular uses for Pistachio or Hazelnut Paste.
Here’s a great creamy cheesecake with delectable pools of pistachio paste. Serve it with fresh strawberries for a lovely spring dessert. Or garnish it with a dusting of shaved chocolate or gobs of fudge sauce for something more decadent.
Here’s the recipe for Pistachio Cheesecake.
Looking for a moist butter cake that’s not too sweet, something to serve with coffee or tea after a light supper or brunch? Are you a fan of poppy seeds? If the answer is “yes”, then this is the recipe for you. The batter for our buttery Bundt cake surrounds a surprise swirl of poppy seed filling. There’s a nutty quality to the seeds that contrasts nicely with the tangy sour cream and lemon in the batter.
Poppy Butter Mini Bundt Cake
Bake the cake into a sumptuous loaf or in mini pans as we did for the photograph. (This recipe makes 8 mini Bundt cakes or one 10-inch cake.) For chocolate or spice lovers, our Chocolate, Almond or Cinnamon Schmears™ would work well in this recipe. And consider dressing it up with a light sugar or lemon glaze.
Here’s the Poppy Butter Bundt Cake recipe.
The flavors of almond and coffee blend beautifully in these moist and chewy bars.
Espresso Almond Blondies
A touch of espresso glaze adds an extra punch of flavor but can be omitted for a simpler treat. (Chocolate icing would be a welcome enhancement instead.) Rich with chocolate chips, these bars would do well packed in a picnic or in your office lunchbox.
Here’s the recipe for Espresso Almond Blondies.
For summer, we wanted an all purpose almond dough, one that can be used with all the succulent fruits of the season. This dough, rich in almond flavor with the slight nuttiness of rolled oats, is one we hope fits the bill. Make this fruit crisp and serve it warm with ice cream. It can be easily cut into bars. Crumble this dough over your favorite baking dish full of sliced apples, peaches or pears. Sprinkle it over individual ramekins of fresh berries.
Berry, Berry Crumble
You can even fill this recipe with our Almond, Chocolate or Cinnamon “Schmear”™ Fillings.
Here is the Berry, Berry Almond Crisp recipe.
Hazelnut Chocolate Fudge Squares
No lunch box brownie, these sophisticated bars, with subtle hazelnut undertones, resemble chocolate truffles or firm ganache. The Love’n Bake Hazelnut Praline adds nuttiness to the flavor of the bars, which are enhanced with two kinds of chocolate. (Use the best quality chocolate you can find.)
To retain their fudgy quality, bake these bar at a steady low temperature until set and the surface is lightly and uniformly dry. (Touch the surface with your fingertip; if some batter sticks, cool a few minutes longer.) Once cooled and portioned, the bars will keep for a week in the refrigerator or up to a month in the freezer. Just remember to let them warm slightly before serving. (We owe credit to the book Chocolate Obsession by Fran Gage for inspiring this recipe.)
Here is the Hazelnut Chocolate Fudge Square recipe.