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Monday, 21 December 2015

Little Almond Crescents

Little Almond Crescents

Delicious little treats perfect for serving with morning coffee, afternoon tea or as a petit four for after dinner.
Really easy to make with only a few ingredients.

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  • 2 large egg whites lightly beaten
  • 3oz/75g flaked Almonds
  • 7oz/200g ground Almonds
  • 4oz/100g caster sugar
  • either a few drops of almond extract or the zest of a large orange grated finely
  • a little icing sugar for dusting
Line a large baking tray with parchment paper & heat the oven to 180c/350f/gas4
Place the ground almonds & sugar in a bowl, add the almond extract or orange zest.
Mix in the egg whites to form a slighty sticky mix & bring together
Put the flaked almonds on to a plate
Roll the mixture into a sausage shape
Cut in half and then cut each half into 9 equal pieces making a total of 18
Take one piece at a time and form into a little crescent shape while rolling in the flaked almonds
Place apart on the baking sheet.
Bake for 15 minutes or until they start the brown very slightly.
Remove from the oven
Cool & sprinkle over icing sugar
If you want you could drizzle over a little dark chocolate or dip one end into melted chocolate.   


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