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Greek almond crescents

Recipe from: 12 October 2011

Ingredients 5
Servings 18
Time 00:20


  • 200
    ground almonds
  • 180
    caster sugar
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 2
    egg whites
  • 50
    flaked almonds


Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4 and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, mix together the ground almonds, caster sugar and orange zest.
In another medium-size bowl, whisk the egg whites for a few secs until the whites are broken up.
Pour half the egg white into the dry ingredients and mix until it comes together – you may need to add more egg white; it should be quite a soft and sticky mixture.
Roll the soft dough into a large sausage, then divide it into 18 parts (each about 1 heaped teaspoon).
Roll each piece in the flaked almonds sprinkled on a plate and, with your hands, form into simple crescent shapes.
Place on the baking tray and cook for 13-18 mins until golden.
Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack.

This recipe is by Rachel Allen and is reprinted with the permission of the BBC Lifestyle channel.

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