Skip the fruitcake this holiday season for a more sophisticated dessert. Colorful, juicy blood oranges are baked into a sweet mix of polenta and almond flour. Roasted almond oil adds depth of flavor to this picture-perfect cake, which will easily take center stage on your buffet table.
Brown butter, or beurre noisette, is butter that has been cooked until it turns golden brown and has a nutty aroma. Using a light-colored pan to brown the butter makes it easier to see when it has taken on the perfect color.