Candy & Confectionery Recipes > Coffee Cream Almonds

How to make coffee cream almonds:
Delicious roast almonds covered in a nutty, coffee sugar coating. See Cooking with Sugar for information on the tricky process of boiling sugar. N.B. Be careful serving raw egg to vulnerable (i.e. the young and old).





Ingredients

2 tablespoons almonds
9 tablespoons icing/confectioner's sugar
1 tablespoon cream or milk
white of 1 egg
orange flower water
1 tablespoons ground almonds
coffee essence
olive oil
(see measure conversions for more information)

Method

- Blanch the almonds; when they are cold, dry and place them in a basin.
- Stir among them a large tablespoon of pure olive oil.
- Mix well so that each almond is oiled, and leave for 3/4 hour.
- Place them in a baking tin in a rather hot oven, until nicely browned.
- Turn on to kitchen paper to dry.
- Rub the icing sugar through a sieve, mix with it the ground almonds and cream or milk, and add a few drops of orange flower water, sufficient whipped white of egg to form a paste, and add coffee essence until the mixture is a pretty brown colour.
- Leave for some hours, then roll out the paste, cut small oblong pieces, place an almond in the centre, roll in caster sugar and leave to
dry.