Christmas tree cakes

You’ll have a tree-mendous Christmas with these easy tree-shaped treats! INGREDIENTS For the cakes ½ cup flour ½  cup ground almonds 1 ¼ cups caster sugar, divided 8 egg whites, at room temperature 1 tsp cream of tartar 1 pinch salt 1 tsp vanilla essence 3 egg yolks To decorate 1 cup white chocolate, melted 2 cups unsalted pistachios, finely chopped or ground ½ cup icing sugar 1 handful colourful dragée balls, optional METHOD For the cakes Preheat the oven to 170°C. CUT out 12 rounds of baking paper, fashion into cones and place in the holes of an ovenproof (silicone) cone mould. COMBINE the flour, almonds, and half of the sugar in a mixing bowl, stir well and set aside. BEAT the egg whites with the cream of tartar and salt to soft peaks in a grease-free mixing bowl. BEAT in the remaining sugar until the mixture is thick and glossy. Whisk in the vanilla essence and egg yolks and gradually beat in the flour mixture to make a smooth batter. Divide batter evenly between the parchment cones. BAKE in the oven for 20 minutes until a skewer inserted comes out clean. REMOVE from the oven and let cool in the mould. To … Continue reading Christmas tree cakes