Italian American Club of Jacksonville
(Recipes from an Italian Kitchen)
Pine Nut and Almond Cakes
From the kitchen of Kathy Costanzo Easterling (IAC member since 2011)
Kathy says: "I put together a family cookbook several years ago, in honor of my parents, so each donation of a recipe included the person’s name and their relationship to my parents." ~What a lovely idea!
1 1/2 sticks (3/4 C) unsalted butter
4 large egg yolks
1 whole large egg
3/4 C granulated sugar
1 1/3 C all purpose flour
1/2 C sliced Almonds
1/3 C pine nuts
1 Tblsp superfine granulated sugar
Makes 2 thin 8” cakes
NOTE: It is important to let these cakes stand overnight to bring out their delicate nutty flavor. The tortes have a slightly dry texture and, like biscotti, are best enjoyed with a glass of sweet Italian dessert wine.