cherry almond torte.

Memorial Day is a month away, and I am starting to think about pies and tarts. I first made this (recipe is from a couple of years ago, and not only has it become a summer dessert staple, but it has inspired a blueberry version that is far less time-consuming. For July 4th or Memorial Day, consider using star shaped cookie cutters.


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cooking terms.

As I dive into this new world of baking, I am often surprised and delighted by the discovery of new ingredients, as well as learning more about ones that I thought I knew everything about. I’ll keep adding terms as I go along.

From the Rumford Common Sense Cook Book – 1930 by Lily Haxworth Wallace

Toast related:

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