Monday 27 February 2012

Luise’s Almond Crescents

From Mrs Harvey’s Sister-in-Law and other tasty dishes, Margaret Dunn, Murdoch Books, 2008.

I’m back again into the cookery book with my favourite name: Mrs Harvey’s Sister-in-Law and other tasty dishes. The recipes all have the same feel as the name: a casualness, a feeling of family and of recipes collected over time. Sometimes the recipes have a little information about who they came from but this time there was no information about Luise with this recipe. It was enough, though, to make me search a little further. I headed for the index and found another recipe by Luise and it was there that I found that Luise was a friend who came from the country to stay. Not a lot more but enough to make me feel much more comfortable about Luise.

The recipe was very simple: mixing together the ingredients (butter, caster sugar, chopped almonds, SR flour and salt) in the order given and then letting them stand for one hour.

Small pieces were then taken and rolled into little logs. These were then pushed into a crescent shape and baked.

When they were cooked and while still hot they were rolled in a mixture of caster sugar and cinnamon. Done.

These were easy to make and they were so moreish that they didn’t last over long at all. Definitely a recipe to make again. Thank you, Luise.

Taste: ✔✔✔✔ 
Ease of cooking: ✔✔✔✔

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