List of recipes using Icing sugar: 53 recipes

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[Amaretti]
Amaretti
Amaretti are little Italian almond biscuits. They are a bit like meringues, very sweet, and made with ground almonds.
8,6734.5/5 for 2 ratings 1 hour 3 min.
[Amiens macaroons]
Amiens macaroons
These macaroons, famous since the 16th century, are small, soft almond-flavoured cakes. This recipe is much easier to make than the one for the classic Parisian macarons.
20,4175/5 for 18 ratings 49 min.
[Arizona cupcakes]
Arizona cupcakes
Cupcakes are small sponge cakes. In their original American version, they are usually decorated with brightly coloured icing. Here's a version inspired by the famous saguaro cactus, so common in Arizona.
58,599 14.6/5 for 14 ratings 1 hour 49 min.
[Arlesian Biscuits]
Arlesian Biscuits
These small almond and lemon-flavoured biscuits have a short, melt-in-the-mouth texture. They are known as "sablés arlésiens" in French.
10,1275/5 for 11 ratings 1 hour 33 min.
[Brioche slices with almond cream]
Brioche slices with almond cream
A brioche slice, soaked in rum syrup and covered with almond cream, then browned in the oven. It's a dessert, and also a pastry which goes very well with tea or coffee at the end of the afternoon, especially when it's cold outside.
64,3834.1/5 for 16 ratings 54 min.
[Calissons]
Calissons
Calissons are a sweet from Provence - Aix-en-Provence is famous for them - made with almonds and candied fruit, covered with royal icing. This is a slightly simplified version, which is every bit as good.
38,949 53.3/5 for 3 ratings 1 hour 28 min.
[Chocolate almond cookies]
Chocolate almond cookies
Cookies made with ground almonds, chocolate chips and a little cocoa.
71,630 14.3/5 for 15 ratings 1 hour 49 min.
[Chocolate madeleines]
Chocolate madeleines
Simple and delicious, goes very well with tea or coffee.
80,4513.8/5 for 12 ratings 1 hour 15 min.
[Cigarettes Russes (Piroulines)]
Cigarettes Russes (Piroulines)
The French name for these tubular biscuits means "Russian cigarettes". Cigarettes Russes are perfect for serving with ice cream or other desserts. The basic biscuit is fairly easy to make; the tricky bit is rolling the tube once cooked.
18,178 34.5/5 for 2 ratings 46 min.
[Coconut tuiles]
Coconut tuiles
Delicate tuiles with coconut. Very thin, they are both crunchy and melt-in-the-mouth. Delicious on their own or to accompany an ice-cream or cream dessert, perhaps a sophisticated one like coconut-vanilla cream for Elsa .
103,4154.8/5 for 4 ratings 1 hour 12 min.
[Crust for tea]
Crust for tea
Under this strange name there's a delicious cake in crusty sweet pastry, filled with a smooth almond mixture and icing sugar on top. It's an excellent cake for tea time, but it goes very well with fruit salad for example.
57,169 14.9/5 for 18 ratings 1 hour 1 min.
[Diamond biscuits]
Diamond biscuits
These round biscuits no doubt get their name from the coating of sparkling sugar crystals around the edge.
1,078 1 hour 47 min.
[Financiers]
Financiers
This delicious little cake gets its name from its shape, in the form of a gold ingot.
98,238 24.6/5 for 14 ratings 32 min.
[Finger biscuits]
Finger biscuits
These small biscuits, that look a bit like savoy biscuits, are delicious alone or with Champagne, but are also the base for charlottes or Tiramisu.
103,8465/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour
[Gâteau Nantais]
Gâteau Nantais
This traditional cake from the French city of Nantes is deliciously moist, flavoured with almonds, vanilla and rum. For the finishing touch, the top is covered with boozy white icing.
3,6573.9/5 for 18 ratings 1 hour 28 min.
[Half-cooked chocolate cake with raspberry coulis]
Half-cooked chocolate cake with raspberry coulis
A small chocolate cake, still runny in the middle, served with a raspberry coulis.
87,0165/5 for 12 ratings 1 hour 21 min.
[Hazelnut and orange cake]
Hazelnut and orange cake
A very elegant cake topped with a sprinkling of hazelnut crumble, and with a double helping of orange flavour from chopped candied peel and the orange syrup soaked into the cake after cooking. The recipe is rather sophisticated, inspired by those used by pastry cooks at the INBP. It is a bit...
8945/5 for 1 ratings 2 hours 15 min.
[Jam doughnuts]
Jam doughnuts
These were originally a traditional German treat (Berliner Pfannkuchen in German): big fried doughnuts filled with jam and sprinkled with icing sugar.
38,2364.5/5 for 6 ratings 4 hours 23 min.
[Linzer torte]
Linzer torte
Linzer torte, or tart from Linz (Austria), has a cinnamon-flavoured crust filled with raspberry jam. The special and rather crumbly sweet pastry used for the case is made with cinnamon, ground almonds and the yolks of hard-boiled eggs. There are many different versions. In this rather unusual one,...
4,1154.7/5 for 11 ratings 1 hour 5 min.
[Little Christmas biscuits]
Little Christmas biscuits
These little chocolate biscuits are decorated with marzipan. They are ideal to accompany a festive dessert.
21,354 24.2/5 for 16 ratings 2 hours 41 min.
[Macarons (the original French macaroons) ]
Macarons (the original French macaroons)
This recipe really is "of the moment": the success of these small, highly-coloured cakes, in an infinite variety of flavours, is impressive. It's a recipe which needs some care, in order to produce a result worthy of a professional pastrychef. No problem, I will guide you through the recipe,...
251,906 714.7/5 for 43 ratings 2 hours 38 min.
[Millefeuille]
Millefeuille
Millefeuille is one of the best pastries available, if it is well made, i.e.: 2 layers of light vanilla cream between 3 layers of fine crispy (possibly caramelized) puff pastry.
85,0204.6/5 for 5 ratings 1 hour 42 min.
[Mini lemon millefeuilles]
Mini lemon millefeuilles
These dainty and delicious mini millefeuilles have layers of puff pastry filled with lemon confectioner's custard (pastry cream). They are a bit tricky because they are quite fragile and do not keep well once assembled. But freshly made, they are a true delight.
2,522 2 hours 22 min.
[Mirlitons]
Mirlitons
Mirlitons are little puff-pastry tarts with an almond cream filling.
12,9834.1/5 for 16 ratings 1 hour 27 min.
[Moist Lemon Cake]
Moist Lemon Cake
This is similar to the basic "four quarters" cake, but with the delicious double lemon flavour that comes from using both zest and juice.
5,3865/5 for 2 ratings 46 min.
[Nanou's chocolate cake]
Nanou's chocolate cake
A moist melting cake, very very chocolaty...
77,6714.6/5 for 19 ratings 1 hour 45 min.
[Oat financiers for Louise]
Oat financiers for Louise
These moist little petit-four cakes are called 'financiers' in French, as they are similar in shape to gold ingots! They go very well with tea or coffee. In this version, the usual ground almonds are replaced with rolled oats, blended to a powdery texture.
21,758 23.9/5 for 19 ratings 45 min.
[Paris-Brest]
Paris-Brest
The Paris-Brest is a famous French patisserie: a ring of choux pastry, scattered with flaked almonds and icing sugar and filled with a praline cream. The name comes from a historic cycle race between Paris and Brest (600 km or 372 miles), as the shape is like a bicycle wheel.
48,0034.6/5 for 14 ratings 2 hours 18 min.
[Pink Reims biscuits]
Pink Reims biscuits
These biscuits are a speciality of Reims. They have a light texture, rather like finger biscuits, and are traditionally rectangular and coloured pink.
13,0663.8/5 for 10 ratings 46 min.
[Pistachio "Financiers"]
Pistachio "Financiers"
This version of the traditional French financiers is just as moist as the original but with a delicious pistachio flavour.
13,0584/5 for 20 ratings 34 min.
[Pistachio madeleines]
Pistachio madeleines
Firm on the outside, soft in the centre and with a prominent pistachio flavour, these madeleines are truly delicious.
26,028 25/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 39 min.
[Saint Honoré cake]
Saint Honoré cake
The Saint Honoré cake is a famous example of French patisserie. It consists of a puff pastry base surrounded by a ring of caramel-coated choux puffs and topped with whipped cream (Chantilly). It is a bit tricky to make, but this recipe gives you all the hints you need.
27,4594.7/5 for 15 ratings 2 hours 51 min.
[Santiago Cake]
Santiago Cake
Santiago cake (or Torta de Santiago) has a lovely moist texture. It is made with almonds and lemon and contains no butter or flour. This Spanish speciality from Galicia is still often decorated with the cross of St James.
5,5975/5 for 1 ratings 52 min.
[Sicilian Epiphany Pie]
Sicilian Epiphany Pie
This is a Sicilian version of the French Epiphany dessert, the "galette des rois". The puff pastry has a pistachio cream and ricotta filling with diced candied fruit.
7,5053/5 for 2 ratings 1 hour 1 min.
[Stuffed prunes]
Stuffed prunes
Stuffed prunes are a sweetmeat made with halved dried prunes sandwiched together around a morsel of marzipan flavoured with Armagnac.
1,872 20 min.
[Succès praliné (praline meringue)]
Succès praliné (praline meringue)
The "succès" (success) is a classic of traditional French patisserie, made with two layers of almond meringue filled with praline butter cream. It's very rich and a little old-fashioned these days, but still has many faithful fans.The original recipe comes from the master chef Gaston Lenôtre, and...
72,961 34.9/5 for 7 ratings 4 hours 16 min.
[Tarte Normande]
Tarte Normande
This tart showcases ingredients from Normandy: the sweet pastry case is baked blind, then filled with apple sticks sautéed in Calvados, and a cream-egg mixture. The tart is then baked and dusted with icing sugar when cold.
1,292 1 hour 30 min.
[Toasted almond cake]
Toasted almond cake
A layer cake, with toasted almonds in the chocolate part.
65,5554.3/5 for 15 ratings 2 hours 2 min.
[Walnut short bread]
Walnut short bread
Those little biscuits are with good walnut taste, because walnut are shortly roasted before powdered, it's very simple and efficient.
31,4024.3/5 for 20 ratings 3 hours 1 min.
[Brioche royale]
Brioche royale
Brioche royale is a very rich brioche, made with candied fruit, toasted hazelnuts and chocolate chips. Just before baking, it is topped with "macaronade": a macaroon-style mixture of ground almonds and sugar with egg white. This creates a crust when baked and gives the brioche its elegant finish.
761 16 hours 47 min.
[X-Files cookies]
X-Files cookies
These cookies made with lime and almonds are a sure-fire hit with children. They enjoy the amusing shape, of course, but also the delicious flavour.
25,6564.1/5 for 16 ratings 3 hours 35 min.
[Almond cream or frangipane]
Almond cream or frangipane
Light and delicious, it is used in a lot of desserts like tarts, cakes and pies (epiphany galette).
80,630 25/5 for 12 ratings 23 min.
[Almond dacquoise]
Almond dacquoise
A dacquoise is a sort of almond meringue that can be eaten like a biscuit or can be used as the base of more sophisticated desserts.
42,8095/5 for 1 ratings 44 min.
[Armagnac marzipan]
Armagnac marzipan
Almost the same as plain marzipan, but this almond paste is flavoured with a hint of Armagnac or Cognac.
1,637 9 min.
[Chocolate sweetcrust pastry]
Chocolate sweetcrust pastry
This simplified sweetcrust pastry gets its chocolate flavour simply from cocoa powder, added towards the end of kneading. Chocolate aficionados will enjoy using this in all sorts of recipes that call for sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée).
1,9531/5 for 1 ratings 16 min.
[Coconut paste]
Coconut paste
Similar to marzipan or walnut paste, coconut paste can be used in a variety of cake or sweet recipes, but you can enjoy munching it just as it is.
69,0384.5/5 for 2 ratings 15 min.
[Marzipan (almond paste)]
Marzipan (almond paste)
Very easy to do if you have a food processor which can slice or grate a lot of things.
96,401 34.5/5 for 2 ratings 11 min.
[Rich hazelnut buttercream]
Rich hazelnut buttercream
This delicious preparation is an alternative to almond frangipane: a nutty buttercream enriched with eggs, designed to be cooked into various pastries.
3,2164.1/5 for 16 ratings 40 min.
[Royal icing]
Royal icing
Royal icing is a mixture of egg white and icing sugar. From its pasty consistency when fresh, it dries to give a lovely white crust.
27,5804.6/5 for 11 ratings 13 min.
[Sweet pastry]
Sweet pastry
This sweet pastry is one of the basics of French pâtisserie, just like shortcrust pastry (pâte brisée) and sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée). It is less rich in butter, so less "short" but crisper, it can be used in all tart recipes, or for any other pastry-based desserts.
2,365 13 min.
[Swiss meringues]
Swiss meringues
Swiss meringues are a variant of the classic French meringue. The eggs whites and sugar are beaten together in a bain-marie at first, then beaten stiff as normal. This makes for a firmer meringue which can be used to make small items or figures to decorate cakes or ice creams (such as mushrooms,...
21,8833.8/5 for 17 ratings 1 hour 17 min.
[Walnut paste]
Walnut paste
Very similar to marzipan (almond paste) in method, walnut paste is very tasty.
89,503 64.5/5 for 4 ratings 14 min.
[How to make marzipan decorations]
How to make marzipan decorations
Making marzipan decorations for cakes or desserts is fairly simple. Here are some tips to make it even easier.
55,246 25/5 for 1 ratings 13 min.

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