One of the best parts about holidays in my family is the abundance of once-a-year food. Everything from Passover brisket to a hazelnut chocolate loaf and bunny brioche bread make an appearance as we celebrate the spring holidays. This year my mom adapted a recipe for a new dessert and everyone agreed it’s a keeper.
- 3/4 cup almond flour
- Vegetable-oil spray
- 1 tablespoon plus 1/2 cup sugar
- 4 large eggs, separated
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 375°. With vegetable-oil spray, lightly coat inside of a 10-in. pan (we used a pie pan). Sprinkle inside of dish with 1 tbsp. sugar, tilting and turning the dish to coat evenly. Discard any excess. Set dish aside. In a large bowl, whisk egg yolks with remaining 1/2 cup sugar for several minutes until pale yellow and thick. Gently stir in almond flour and almond extract. Set aside.
In a large clean bowl, beat together egg whites and salt until firm peaks form. Stir 1/3 of the whites into yolk-almond mixture to combine thoroughly, then gently fold in remaining whites. Pour batter into prepared dish and bake until set and golden brown on top, about 30 minutes. Let cool 15 minutes, slice, and serve with raspberry sauce.
This light and airy dessert is the perfect addition to an Easter brunch or a Passover meal. The raspberry sauce absorbs into the sponge-like texture and is just delicious. The sugar crust adds a touch of sweetness but isn’t overwhelming.