Love the Beach on Nights Like These + Almond Peach Pastry Cake

Monday, September 17, 2012


Can you see me frolicking around?!  That's what was going on behind the camera.  What we hope was the last typhoon of the season hit all day Saturday and Sunday, leaving behind a pink sky and gorgeous sunset tonight. 


We had a little wine & cheese night at our house Friday night with good friends and we honestly were having so much fun that the only photos I got were beforehand of the cake! Sorry, Mama, after promising you pictures... You know when you laugh so hard your stomach hurts and you have tears in your eyes? That sums up Friday night.  Cam told one of my {many} long, embarrassing stories for the entertainment. You have to hear it in person so you can actually see him acting me out, using his "Mands voice"  ...which happens to be the same exact hilarious voice he uses for every female he interprets.

Hoping you all had a fun and relaxing weekend too!


My simple almond peach pastry cake. (:

If you're ever looking for an easy, delicious, pretty, light & fluffy dessert, I hope you'll try this! I've been wanting to teach myself how to make pastries, but somehow this is what I came up with instead... I got the juiciest peaches at the farmer's market and those married perfectly to the fluffy whipped cream and the gooey honey almonds. Heaven.

Almond Peach Pastry Cake:
{roughly serves 6}

 2 Peaches {or whatever fruit is seasonally sweet in your area}
1 Cup Sliced Raw Almonds
1 Cup Raw Walnuts
1 Tablespoon Almond Extract
Honey
2 Cups Heavy Whipping Cream
1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
2 Tablespoons Sugar
I box of frozen pastry dough

For the Almond filling: Combine the sliced raw almonds, raw walnuts, almond extract, & a good squeeze of honey in a food processor or blender until the nuts are in small pieces and sticking together with the honey. Taste; add more honey to your liking for sweetness and consistency.

For the Whip Cream: Beat the heavy whipping cream, vanilla extract, & sugar on high until stiff peaks form.

Using a bowl & knife, cut the pastry dough into 3 circles; bake according to package. Once they have cooled, spread 1/3 of the honey almond mixture on the first pastry layer. Next spread 1/3 of the whipped cream. Add another pastry layer, continue with the honey almond & whipped cream. Spread the remaining whipped cream on the last pastry layer, the remaining nuts in the middle and peach {or your seasonal fruit} slices around the edges.

Peach slices in each layer would also be delicious. Enjoy!

44 comments:

  1. Those pictures!!! The ocean looks incredibly beautiful. And I so want to try to make that cake! YUM!

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  2. Oh how I wish I lived closer to the ocean!! That cake looks so yummy!

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  3. What a stunning cake! Looks delicious! :)

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  4. That cake looks incredible. Your pictures are always so stunning!
    -Alyssa
    The Glossy Life

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  5. Is that Starborough Sauvignon Blanc??! I am a big fan of all SB's from Marlborough :)

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  6. Storms always seem to bring in the loveliest of sunsets! What a beautiful cake..peaches and almonds sounds like a delightful combination! Yum!

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  7. yum! never thought that almonds and peaches would go together but it looks sooo good

    xo the egg out west.

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  8. That is one beautiful cake. looks yummy! -Heidi http://fabricandfrosting.blogspot.no/

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  9. Yum! It looks like strawberry shortcake but with peaches.

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  10. You are such a talented cook/baker Amanda! I wish I have your skills! I'm only good at eating and the occasional cooking if I'm really starving, lol.

    I was thinking about you when I heard about the typhoon in Okinawa, glad you are safe :)

    -Christine

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  11. Beautiful pictures!!! :)

    xo

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  12. I am going to be spending a lot of time in the kitchen this summer making all the divine recipes you have posted!!

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  13. I'm convinced that you can do no wrong in the kitchen!!

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  14. I agree with Holly :) This is beautiful! It looks like you guys had a wonderful weekend!

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  15. omg looks sooooooo good!!

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  16. Looks amazing, as all of your recipes do. I was thinking of you guys and the typhoon as I saw it was hitting Okinawa. We got some major wind, showers, and a day off out of it. Glad you're ok!

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  17. This post makes me miss evening walks on the beach! Amazing pictures. Yummy food. Always love your posts!

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  18. I was thinking about you this weekend when I was watching the weather channel and saw the typhoon in your neck of the woods. I'm glad to hear all is well! Oh my... that cake... Oh my.....

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  19. This looks *so* good! And your pictures are gorgeous!!!

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  20. This looks *so* good! And your pictures are gorgeous!!!

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  21. oh my word!!! i have so much to say...first of all, i am so happy to be popping over from your feature on Anna's blog :) you have a beautiful space here! i am so jealous that you like in Okinawa...my best friend has family there & i have heard that it is just gorgeous! and then, that cake looks straight out of heaven!!! so nice to meet you & i look forward to following along :) XO brynn {chartreuse & a twist}
    p.s. it's funny...my husband's voice interpretation of me is the same as all other women's as well ;)

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  22. I am so in love with your blog, and then you post such gorgeous images such as these, with such delicious recipes, and I just fall more in love with the whole thing.

    Why you don't have a billion and one followers is above me!

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  23. I came over from In Honor of Design and can't wait to keep following along here!

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  24. Oh Delish Amanda! And so very pretty too. I think I would have had a hard time making the first slice into that cute little cake :-)!

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  25. I got here from Anna's blog and I just wanted to let you know your blog and photography are gorgeous, and your recipes look divine!

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  26. I really need to comment on your blog more because I check it every day. I am obsessed with your food photos. OBSESSED :)

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  27. your pictures are STUNNING! absolutely beautiful. and that yummy cake!! hope all is well! xox

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  28. amazing!! the pictures, the cake and your blog.
    what a talent you are.
    a new follower for sure ;)

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  29. Your pictures are beautiful! I found your blog through Anna's blog (In Honor of Design), and I am so glad I did! Your photography is incredible and you capture so many beautiful things! And I can't wait to try out some of your recipes!

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  30. These photos are beautiful! You know you had a wonderful night when you are having too much fun to snap a thousand pictures.

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  31. Oh yum! That looks so, so delicious. I am gonna have to try it. Just happened on your blog and love it!

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  32. this looks so delicious! I love the summer because of the light fresh fruit like peaches and lemons. Im definitely going to try it out.

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