How to use an almond pie shell

How to use an almond pie shell
Elevate your pie with the use of our almond pie shells. Use it for a sweet or savoury filling.  The brown box is slightly sweetened, perfect for fruit pies, custards, ice cream, etc.  The green box is our unsweetened shell that is versatile and neutral in flavour, can be suited...

Not all almond flour is created equally

Not all almond flour is created equally
Let's demystify almond flour.  When purchasing almond flour for baking, the following tips may help. Particle size - look for an almond flour that is finely milled, almost looks like a powder - this will yield the lightest baked goods - whether you are making your own macaroons, breads, muffins...

Italian Macaroons vs. French Macaroons - what's the difference?

Italian Macaroons vs. French Macaroons - what's the difference?
The often colourful sandwich, filled with a ganache is the French Macaroon or Macaron.  Italian macaroons also known as Amaretti, share the same base ingredients...ground blanched almonds, egg whites & sugar.  Biggest difference is the texture.  The French macaron is pillowy and slightly crunchy, whereas the Amaretti, when made true...

Brief History of Italian Macaroons also known as Amaretti*

Brief History of Italian Macaroons also known as Amaretti*
Early records indicate they originated in Venice during the late Renaissance period (mid 17th century) and was the creation of Francesco Moriondo, pastry chef at the court of Savoy. Amaretti biscuits have been a part of Italian patisserie for hundreds of years. The Lazzaroni family have been making amaretti biscuits since 1719, and...

A Variation on Tiramisù

A Variation on Tiramisù
If you needed further tempting to purchase our Amaretti, we're happy to help! Here's a great idea recently posted on www.epicurious.com by Ignacio Mattos The crunchy almond cookies replace soft smushy ladyfingers for a welcome twist on the classic dessert. 8 servings INGREDIENTS 6 large egg yolks 1/2 cup sugar 3...

Almonds Surface Again As "The Real MVP"

Almonds Surface Again As "The Real MVP"
Not only have they been formally recognized by the new Canada Food Guide, they’re packed with the antioxidant vitamin E. “This is important because antioxidants help prevent your body from the stress of free radicals, which can lead to disease,” Johane M. Filemon, MS, RDN, says.*  * according to Cecilia...

Diabetes and Almonds Review and Reference

Diabetes and Almonds Review and Reference
" Almonds offer a host of nutritional benefits and flavor, especially for people with diabetes. They’re versatile and can easily be added to a wide variety of meals. They’re high in calories, so remember to stick to recommended serving sizes to get the most from this nutritious nut." -  Medically...