Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Apricot Almond Coffee Cake Is a Special Treat for Holidays

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Apricot Almond Coffee Cake Is a Special Treat for Holidays

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If you're expecting overnight guests during the holiday season, you might want to stock up on the ingredients for this recipe. Doing so will allow you to throw together a knockout coffee cake for breakfast, a special treat that features a cream biscuit dough packed with intensely flavored dried apricots, layered with almond paste and glazed with apricot jam.

The right ingredients are crucial. You want California apricots because they're much more tart and apricoty than the Turkish variety. As for the jam, the first ingredient listed on the label should be apricots, not sugar, because this cake is all about the balance between the sweet almond paste and the tart apricots and jam. Likewise, be sure you're using almond paste and not marzipan. …

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