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Maid Of Honour Cakes

Serve these great little cakes at a Bridal brunch or luncheon. But you do not have to wait for someone to get married; they are great for any occasion.

  • Yield: 2 dozen


  • 1/2 pint whole milk
  • 2 tablespoon fine dried bread crumbs
  • 4 ounces butter, melted
  • 2 ounces ground almonds
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • One lemon, zested
  • 2 dozen round puff pastry shells, (1 to 2 inches in diameter)
  • Confectioners' sugar


  • In a saucepan, over medium heat, combine the milk and bread crumbs. Bring to a boil, remove from the heat and let stand for 10 minutes. In a mixing bowl, combine the bread mixture, butter, almonds, sugar, eggs and zest. Mix well.
  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  • Fill each pastry shell with a tablespoon of the filling. Place on a baking sheet and bake until golden, about 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool completely. Garnish with confectioners' sugar and serve.