Friday, 8 August 2014

Torta del Cielo with a French Twist & French Glacé cherries Give Away # 25

Torta del cielo (literally Cake of Heaven) is a light almond sponge cake said to have originated from Mexico. It's great at breakfast time but comes the afternoon cup of tea, Torta del Cielo is missing "un petit quelque chose".
 
And nothing better to give this exquisite recipe the little bite it needs than French Glacé Cherries. They complement perfectly the almond base perfectly and become the star of the show at first bite. Now this is a match made in heaven.
 
If you'd like to try this recipe or create your own heavenly dish. French Glacé Cherries teamed up with Pebble Soup to gift a lucky reader a fab goody bag. Read on.
 
But first the recipe  Torta del Cielo with a French Glacé Cherries
 
Ingredients
Serves 12
225g butter
About 15 French Glacé Cherries
70g plain flour sifted
175g ground almonds
225g caster sugar
3 eggs
1tsp organic vanilla essence
Icing sugar to decorate (optional)

Method
Preheat the oven to 170C

Beat together -in this order- the butter, the sugar, slowly add the ground almonds, the eggs and the sifted flour and the vanilla essence this can be done with food processor.

Roughly Chop the cherries and fold into the mixture.

Pour the mix in a greased baking tin and cook in the oven for 40 minutes. Test with a knife before cooling. It might need a little more cooking depending on your oven.

Let it cool before adding the icing sugar (optional)

And now for the give-away:

To win a  branded timer, kitchen scale, and apron and of course French Glacé cherries

a Rafflecopter giveaway

If you want to know more about French Glace Cherries click here

Another post & recipe with French Glace Cherries  here

I've entered this post recipe in French Glace Cherries Competition


26 comments:

Tracey Peach said...

No I have not used French Glace cherry's before xxx

Tracy K Nixon said...

Yes, I always use them in my Christmas cakes!

Pebble Soup said...

So do I, Tracy if fact left to me I would use only Glace Cherries in my Xmas Cake, Love them

clair downham said...

no sorry i havent but would love too

winnie said...

have not used Glace cherry before

maxineflossy said...

Yes, I enjoy making sticky cherry and chocolate cookies with them

Kim Neville said...

Have not used them before in anything

Leanne Lunn said...

I have used them in scones and on oatie biscuits

Natalie Crossan said...

Yes and I just love them :)

Kiran Parry said...

No I haven't yet.

kj19 said...

yes in cherry cake

Pebble Soup said...

In a way I am glad to see that a few of you, haven't tried them before. That is something to look forward to, it's always fun to try out new thing.

Pebble Soup said...

Hi Natalie,

Do you mean you love them, out of the tin. 'cause, I am certainly guilty to nibble them as if they were sweets :)

frances hopkins said...

I haven't used them yet :-(

Cat Williams said...

I've never tried French Glace cherry's but my Mam always uses glace cherries in her Xmas cakes

Amy Jacobson said...

Not used them but I would love to :)

Leona Fisher said...

I've yet to try them! I'd love to.

Mama Syder said...

No, I have never tried them in a recipe before

buchanl said...

No i've nt used them

michelle B said...

Not that brand no, i have used cherries in baking before. Xmas cake mainly

Mia Fergusson said...

Not used them yet but i think i must have to try them !

cherie28 said...

I haven't used them yet but would try them :)

Lisa Everaert said...

I Havent used them in a recipe, but i have eaten lots of them in the past :)

William G said...

Wife uses them in her lovely Cherry Madeira cake!

Laura Denman said...

No I haven't but I would use them in a cherry bundt classic to try!

amweeks said...

I've never used them, but this recipe for the Torta del Cielo looks delicious...I'll have to try it!

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