I am happy to finally see real spring sunshine behind my windows…today is the official start of the spring season in Berlin, as the temperature rose to 18 degrees and hopefully, will not ever leave this point:)
Nevertheless, I am off work and stuck in bed, because these weather changes are no good to human health. Even though I am a little bit sick, I am still so so excited to launch this amazing blog.. I have no idea how it will turn out, but I am starting to pour my heart and soul into it, and with time I know for sure, it will become a welcoming home to lots of people who are as passionate about cooking as I am.
Since it is a day off for me, I am planning to spend it on experimenting with different desserts for one of my huge upcoming projects in June, where I have to show my strong pursue for quality, excellent taste and creativity. I really want to share the details with you, but I am still in the phase of preparation and not to jinx it… I will keep it to myself for a while. But small spoiler: this is all about food.
In the meanwhile.. I am sharing the recipe of this delicious almond-paste-peach crumble that will warm you up and give you some bright vitamins on this rainy (at least in Berlin) day). It is one of those easy-peasy recipes that you can keep in case you have spontaneous guests or eventually you had craving for something extremely juicy and sweet.
The key to success is almond paste of a good quality (without oils and sugar), just pure almond. I am sure those can be purchased on Amazon or nutrition and healthy supplements online shops. The paste has an amazing texture and aroma which will fill in the entire kitchen and you won´t be able to resists a bite!
- you can substitute peaches with the fruit you like, but I find fine peaches extremely good combined with almonds and cinnamon
- You can increase or decrease the amount of sugar. I prefer less sweet.
Peach Crumble with Almond Paste
Total Servings: 4
For the Filling:
20 g unsalted butter
280 g Peach
100 g Brown Sugar
Pinch of Salt
50 g Almond paste (100%)
1. Cut the peaches into small cubes (or as you like)
2. Preheat the skillet and melt the butter
3. Roast the peaches with butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and lemon juice on a high temperature till they receive a nice roast brown coat
4. Add almond paste and leave aside
For the dough:
80 g unsalted butter
30 g brown sugar
30 g almond flour
30 g wheat flour
30 g ground almonds
1 tbsp baking powder
pinch of salt (I use Maldon flaky sea salt)
- Pre-heat the oven to 185 degrees
- Mix all the ingredients
- Prepare the forms. I use Le Cruaset cocotte minis, but anything will do! Coat the forms with butter and a pinch of flour.
- Put the almond-peaches in the forms.
- Cover the peaches with sprinkles of crumble dough.
- Bake for 18-25 minutes till nicely roasted coating.
Serve with fresh strawberries, ice-cream or plain.