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Raspberry Crostada with Almond Paste (photo...)

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This was a riff on Giada De Laurenti's Raspberry Crostada. It was really delicious. Fellow CHs rated it a 9.8.

Image: http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e10...

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  1. Gorgeous! Would you mind sharing the recipe? How was the almond paste?

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    1. re: petradish

      Give me a day or two :)
      (Need to type up the recipe--takes me a while, esp. with two little ones interupting me all the time!)

    2. gorgeous is the word that came to my mind too! thanks for posting it! I'd also love the recipe, if you have the time to post it.


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        eLizard (f/k/a Lizard)

        Did you end up making your own almond paste?? The photo is fabo, and I, too, look forward to the recipe.

        1. I'm aching for a piece of that right now! Look forward to hearing how you tweaked Giada's recipe.

          1. The crust looks absolutely perfectional! Did I just make up a word?

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              Professor Salt

              I was one of the lucky pups to share this. FwF used a homemade almond paste under the raspberry jam to great multilayered effect. The almond paste contributed a mellowing smoothness to the initial hit of raspberry tartness and mild (not overly sugared) jam sweetness. I compared the almond paste's "smoothing" role to a good, rich cream in a cup of intense coffee.

              While the crostada without the homemade almond paste would have been delicious, I would recommend you also add that layer of extra flavor.