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Recipe of the month: Almond Tosca Pie

This recipe brings memories from my childhood as I used to eat it a lot when I was a child: Almond Tosca Pie.

This is a quite simple and modest dessert, yet so tasteful! Back in days, it was very common in any party or venue. Actually, it's considered a classic Scandinavian dessert, known for its delightful combination of flavours and textures.

I had forgotten about this dessert for years, but I remembered it recently. I baked one immediately and memories flew back! I knew immediately that I wanted to have it in the Little Plant Pantry dessert assortment.

Ingredients:

  • Base:
  • 4 dl flour (I use gluten free oat flour)
  • 1 dl almond flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  • 0,5 tsp salt
  • 3 dl coconut sugar
  • 150 g vegan butter
  • 1,5 dl almond milk

 

  • Almond caramel:
  • 150 g vegan butter
  • 0,5 dl almond milk
  • 1,5 dl coconut sugar
  • 4 tbsp flour (I use gluten free oat flour)
  • 150 g blanched almonds
  • ½ tsp salt
almond tosca pie
almond tosca pie
  • 🍰  Prepare the Base:
    • Preheat the oven to 175°C and melt the vegan butter.
    • In a mixing bowl, combine flour, almond flour, baking powder, cardamom, salt, and coconut sugar.
    • Add the melted butter and the almond milk to the dry mixture and mix thoroughly.
    • Grease a round cake mold (26-28 cm diameter) or line it with parchment paper.
    • Pour and spread the dough evenly in the mold.
    • Bake for 20 minutes.
  • 🍰  Prepare the Almond Caramel:
    • In a saucepan, combine vegan butter, almond milk, coconut sugar, gluten-free flour, blanched almonds, and salt.
    • Bring to a boil and stirring occasionally.
    • Simmer until the caramel thickens. You can adjust the heat if it feels necessary.
    • If needed, remove the base from the oven and boil the caramel a few more minutes to achieve the desired thickness.
  • 🍰   Assembly and Final Bake:
    • Pour the almond caramel over the pre-baked base.
    • Return the pie to the oven, reduce the heat to 160°C, and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes.
    • Once done, sprinkle a few salt crystals on top for a delightful salted caramel flavour if you desire.

If you are curious about how it tastes, try it at our store first!

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