Almond and orange tiny cakes for breakfast

Date dicembre 16, 2011

We are all talking about Christmas lunches, dinners, gourmet gifts to impress people we love, chocolate afternoon treats in front of the fireplace, lit by the lights of the Christmas tree and the flames of the fireplace. But what about breakfast? This year I want also an lavish Christmas breakfast, slightly different from the usual milk and cereals, soft and fragrant.

I want to start greatly the day that for me is one of the most exciting of the year with a soft tiny cake, whose flavours and fondant heart remind the typical Sienese ricciarelli. This is a very special tiny cake, where the lager beer gives a light malty aroma.

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Almond and orange tiny cakes
 
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Recipe type: Dessert, breakfast
Serves: 14 tiny cakes
You’ll need
  • 3 free range eggs
  • 150 g of raw cane sugar
  • 200 g of whipping cream
  • ½ glass of lager beer
  • 100 g of almond flour
  • 200 g of organic tender wheat flour
  • grated peel of 1 orange
How to make it
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Whip the eggs with the raw cane sugar. Pour in the whipping cream and the beer and whisk until they are completely blended with the eggs.
  3. Stir in the almond flour and the tender wheat flour, at the end add the grated peel of one orange.
  4. Divide the batter into 14 small muffin moulds lined with paper cases and bake them from 15 up to 20 minutes, until golden and dry inside.
  5. Let them cool completely before dusting with icing sugar.
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32 Responses to “Almond and orange tiny cakes for breakfast”

  1. Zita said:

    Yum! It sounds interesting because of the beer… I’m wondering if you can taste beer when you eat it. I will definitely bake it, probably after Christmas because I’m very busy now with all the baking, making home made presents.

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    Giulia Risposta:

    You can taste a slight bitter aroma, something malty, something very interesting! I do understand you, so many things to bake in these days!

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  2. Katarina said:

    These look and sound yummy!

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    Giulia Risposta:

    Thank you Katarina!

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  3. Rosa said:

    Heavenly flavors! Those delightful cakes must taste great with a cup of tea.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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    Giulia Risposta:

    exactly, a cup of tea is the perfect match!

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  4. Sue/the view from great island said:

    These look so good, I can just taste that almondy center. I think I look forward to breakfast on Christmas more than any other holiday meal, these are now on the menu!

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    Giulia Risposta:

    Don’t make me think again at the almondy centre, yum!!

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  5. Jennifer said:

    I am not sure I know what tender wheat flour is–whole wheat pastry flour? I would love to make this cake but am not sure about the ingredient.
    Thank you.
    Jennifer

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    Giulia Risposta:

    Hi Jennifer, yes, it’s a common flour, the one you would use to bake cakes and for pastry!

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  6. Lynn said:

    Can you provide any info on what tender wheat flour is? We do not use this term in the U.S. Thanks!

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    Giulia Risposta:

    Hi Lynn, as I have just told Jennifer, you can use the plain flour, the one you would use in cakes! Happy baking!

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  7. Regula @ foodwise said:

    Oh Giulia, this looks wonderful again xxx

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    Giulia Risposta:

    Thank you sweetie pie!

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  8. Eliot said:

    Looks divine. But, question—I have some mighty big beer glasses. What’s “half a glass”? Happy holidays!

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    Giulia Risposta:

    Yep, you’re right! I mean a standard glass, so half a glass is about 125 ml! :) Happy holidays Eliot!

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  9. Beth Michelle said:

    These are so delightful! They look so delicate and delicious!

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    Giulia Risposta:

    thank you Beth!

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  10. Kimber said:

    I love it! And tiny cakes are so fun to eat!

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    Giulia Risposta:

    Thank you Kimber! I love them too because you don’t feel guilty when you eat two whole cakes! ;)

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  11. Ann said:

    These look so delicious and your ingredient list is yummy! What beautiful pictures, too! I’d love to have two with a cup of coffee, please!

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    Giulia Risposta:

    right, two! they’re just too tiny to stop yourself at one! black coffee coming your way!

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  12. Maja Matus said:

    They look so gorgeous and mouth watering :)

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    Giulia Risposta:

    Thank you Maja, you’re always so nice!

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  13. The Food Hunter said:

    Love that they are so tiny…

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    Giulia Risposta:

    tiny and delicious! :)

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  14. Sudha said:

    Perfect mini cakes for the Holidays!And what lovely flavors with almonds and oranges in it – lovely idea!Congrats on making it to the Top9 and hope you have fun-filled Holidays:)Merry Christmas!

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    Giulia Risposta:

    Thank you Sudha, merry Christmas to you! have a wonderful holiday week!

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  15. Sonyanijntje said:

    I’m gonna try making these, but then with blueberry-beer. We have a bottle of that in our basement. But my dad doesn’t touch it (too feminine I guess), but he’s the only one who drinks beer! So if I can make some tasty cupcakes out of it, it would be great :)

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    Giulia Risposta:

    what a great idea, blueberry beer! it’s the best use you can do with a bottle of special beer, just try to imagine the fruity flavour! let me know! Merry Christmas!

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  16. Kiri W. said:

    Very cute tiny cakes! Lovely idea for a large spread.

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    Giulia Risposta:

    thank you Kiri! Happy new year!

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