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Almond crescents

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

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Serves:25
  • Skill level:easy

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  • 250g 8⅞ oz Plain white flour (we use Allinson) Plain white flour
  • 75g 2¾ oz Unrefined golden caster sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined golden caster sugar
  • 100g 3½ oz Almonds (ground)
  • 225g 8 oz Butter (unsalted)
  • 2tsp 2tsp Vanilla bean paste (we use Nielsen-Massey) Vanilla bean paste
  • Icing sugar to dust (we use Silver Spoon)

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 170°C (150°C fan, gas mark 3).

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    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 then  add the vanilla bean paste. Chill for 30 minutes if sticky.

    Ingredients for this step

  3. Classic mode Step 3

      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.

    1. Classic mode Step 4

      Bake for approximately 8 to 10 minutes until they are lightly golden. Cool for 5 minutes then dust thickly with icing sugar.

      Ingredients for this step

      • Icing sugar to dust (we use Silver Spoon)
    2. Classic mode Step 5

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