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Published: 5 Dec 2012      

30 minutes

These melt in the mouth biscuits are easy to make and are traditionally served at Christmas time in Austria and Germany.


Ingredients:

250 grams              Plain White Flour      

75 grams               Organic Golden Caster Sugar        

100 grams              Almonds (ground)    

225 grams              Butter (unsalted)       

2 tsp                      Vanilla Paste

                             Icing Sugar (to dust)

 

How to make Almond Crescents

  • Preheat the oven to 170°C/150°C fan/Gas Mark 3.
  • Place all the ingredients in a food processor and blend until the mixture forms a soft dough.
  • Alternatively rub the butter into the almonds, flour and sugar until it forms a soft dough.
  • Chill for 30 minutes if sticky.
  • Take small pieces of dough, roll into small sausage shapes about the size of your little finger, then place them in a curve or half moon shape onto baking trays lined with baking parchment.
  • Bake for approximately 8 to 10 minutes until they are lightly golden.
  • Cool for 5 minutes then dust thickly with icing sugar.

These almond biscuits will keep in an airtight cake tin for up to 1 week.