I'm on an almond kick lately. The other day I made almond cupcakes. Here's the recipe (it's modified from someone's vanilla cupcake recipe that I found on here, I think. If it's yours, let me know):
1 T apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 c plain soymilk (almond milk would probably work too and give them an even more almond-y flavor. Someone try it and let me know how it works!)
2 1/8 c flour
2 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 kosher salt
1 1/8 c sugar
1/2c canola oil
1 1/4 t vanilla extract
1 t almond extract
Slivered almonds (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix apple cider vinegar and soymilk (mixture will curdle).
In a large mixing bowl, mix all the dry ingredients (I like to sift it all to get the lumps out. Whisking works too).
In another bowl, whisk together all the wet ingredients.
Add wet to dry and mix with a handmixer (seriously, don't do it by hand--It tends to lump up on me when I do that).
Using a 1/4 c measure, put batter into cupcake liners. Place some slivered almonds on top (optional, but I like it. The almonds get toasty while the cupcakes are baking) and place in oven for 15-20 minutes.
These were the best vegan cupcakes I've ever made, I think. They'd probably go really well with some kind of grenadine frosting/glaze or a chocolate ganache.
Part two of the post: What are your favorite dishes that feature and/or include almonds?