Mother's Day Tea Cakes Recipe Video

Melt your Mama's Heart with these Soft & Tender Nibbles!

Summary

Preparation Time35 MinCooking Time15 Min
Ready In50 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Servings30Cuisine
CourseTaste
MethodDish
Main IngredientInterest Group

Ingredients

Dry ingredients
 Flour2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
 Baking powder1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Salt1 Teaspoon
Wet ingredients
 Unsalted butter1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Granulated sugar1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Brown sugar1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Almond paste1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Eggs2
 Almond extract2 Tablespoon
 Full fat ricotta12 Ounce
 Powdered sugar1 Can (10 oz) (for dusting)
 Almond1 Cup (16 tbs), flaked (For garnish) (Optional)
For almond paste
 Almonds1 Cup (16 tbs), blanched
 Powdered sugar1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Egg white1
 Salt1⁄8 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 293 Calories from Fat 118

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 14 g21.1%

Saturated Fat 5.6 g27.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 37.1 mg

Sodium 109.7 mg4.6%

Total Carbohydrates 39 g12.8%

Dietary Fiber 1.5 g6.2%

Sugars 27.8 g

Protein 5 g10.3%

Vitamin A 5.3% Vitamin C 0%

Calcium 7.6% Iron 5.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
For the almond paste:
2. Using a food processor and blitz the almonds until they're powdered.
3. Add in powdered sugar, egg white and salt to it.

MAKING
4. In a mixing bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and almond paste.
5. Blend in one egg at a time.
6. Beat in the almond extract.
7. Spoon in the ricotta and blend well.
8. In three additions, incorporate the sifted dry ingredients, to the almond paste mixture.
9. In a baking sheet, scoop out miniature balls of dough and press flaked Almonds on top, if using.
10. Bake for 7-11 minutes or until light brown on edges.

FINALIZING
11. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.

SERVING
12. Dust with powdered sugar, arrange on a beautiful platter and serve right away.

TIPS
For an alternate glaze :Whisk together powdered Sugar + Almond Extract (tip in just a couple drops in at a time) for a thick "glaze/icing" consistency. A little Extract goes a long way.
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