Recipe courtesy of Joan Parry Dutton

Maid of Honour Cakes

  • Total: 45 min
  • Prep: 25 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 2 dozen
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1 cup whole milk

2 tablespoons fine dried bread crumbs

4 ounces butter, melted

2 ounces ground almonds

1/4 cup sugar

3 large eggs

1 lemon, zested

2 dozen round puff pastry shells, (1 to 2 inches in diameter)


  1. 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.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. 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 powdered sugar and serve.

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