Monday, 22 December 2008

Crispy Almond Squares

(Y3K Cookbooks Vol.3 - Popular Cakes and Desserts With Step-by-step Guide热门蛋糕西点步步教)
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Ingredient A:
250g butter
200g caster sugar

Ingredient B:
2 egg yolks
1/2 tsp salt

Ingredient C:
400g flour
40g corn flour
200g almonds

Egg white glazing: dissolved & strained
60g egg white
30g sugar

1. Soak almonds of ingredient C with boiling water for 5 minutes. Rub off the skins.
2. Slice some of the almonds for decoration purposes.
3. Put remaining almonds and flour into a food processor. Blend well and pour mixture into a mixing bowl. Mix in corn flour.
4. Beat ingredient A till fluffy. Add in ingredient B, beat till it is white.
5. Add in no.(3), mix well to form a dough.
6. On a baking tray, sprinkle some flour.
7. Take a portion of dough, cover with a plastic sheet, roll out to form a very thin sheet.
8. Place no.(7) onto tray. Mark out the pastry sheet into squares with a metal ruler. Glaze it with egg white solution. Place some sliced almonds on pastry.
9. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 10 minutes. Remove it and cut the baked pastry according to the markings. Rebake for another two minutes. Cool well before storage.


bz said...

Thank you for this recipe. Will definitely make this.

Y3K food & travel said...

This is one of the best recipes we have ever published.