Do you like almonds? What about Italian gourmet recipes? As we know, almonds are rich in vitamin E, healthy heart monounsaturated fat, protein and Magnesium we need to feel and look fabulous. And almonds are used a lot in Italian cooking, so I would like to share with you this recipe by Maria Liberati, Celebrity Chef and award winning author I interviewed on “Feel and Look Fabulous with Irina”, radio show for women. We were talking about Italian gourmet recipes, healthy spring cooking from an Italian menu, and Passover and Easter recipes.
If you are you gluten intolerant or have a gluten allergy, here is one of many Italian dessert recipes from Maria’s blog, it is very delicious and gluten free recipe.
Almond Passover Cake Recipe
1 cup white sugar
1 cup finely chopped almonds
2 teaspoons of maraschino liqueur
juice of one fresh lemon
With an electric mixer, blend sugar with egg yolks till well blended, then add in first the chopped almonds and then liqueur and lemon juice. In separate bowl, whip egg whites till firm with a pinch of salt. With a wooden spoon, blend in the egg whites to the egg yolk mixture, gently. When blended in, place batter in pan lined with parchment paper. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove from oven and let cool and serve.
For more great recipes get your copy of The Basic Art of Italian Cooking: Holidays & Special Occasions by Maria Liberati voted Best Italian Cuisine Book in America by Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.
Click to listen to our interview with Maria Liberati about healthy spring cooking Mediterranean way.
Breathe, smile and be happy.
Irina Wardas, HHC
Women’s Holistic Health, Nutrition and Relationship Coach