Apricot / Almond Cake
I know, I know — In my previous posting, I raved about peaches, wonderful summer peaches. But now, I cannot resist sharing another goodie — I love apricots as well as peaches. And when I stumbled on an intriguing recipe for Apricot/Almond Cake — I simply had to try it!! And share it here on a lovely Platter made by Jim Lorio!
The Food – Apricot/Almond Cake:
I have been trying recipes with almond flour (or almond meal) this summer. Then I discovered this Apricot/Almond Cake — Full of almond flavor, and plenty of fresh, sliced apricots. Truly, I could not resist — I had to try it immediately.
It was quite quick and easy, and turned out with a texture I’m calling ‘almost-marzipan.’ Every bite was absolute heaven — Rich almond with summery, tangy apricot! And being a major almond-lover, I served with an Almond Custard Sauce.
Recipe included on my Recipes Page!
The Pottery — Platter by Jim Lorio:
I am presenting my lovely Apricot/Almond Cake on a lovely white Platter and a small rimmed Plate, both made by Jim Lorio from Boulder, Colorado. I featured these pieces earlier this year after the St. Croix Pottery Tour.
I really love these pieces — The Platter, hand-built with uneven edge, the smaller Dessert Plate, wheel-thrown. Both made with a dark, rustic stoneware, with a rich, silky, snowy-white glaze. I’m fascinated with the intriguing darker/black dreamy-liquid spots, like a minimalist water color painting! I find these pieces both rustic and elegant — Perfect for serving wonderful summer cake!
Hope everyone is still enjoying a tasty summer!