Saturday, 26 February 2011

Mchouek مشوك (Almond spiky macaroons)

Ingredients: makes 40 pieces
3 cups ground almonds
1 cup caster sugar
Zest of 1 lemon
Vanilla essence
3 eggs separated
1 extra whole egg
1- 2 cups almond flakes


1.      In deep bowl, mix the almond powder, sugar, lemon zest, sugar and vanilla.
2.      Slowly add the egg whites and mix using your hands. You should a get a firm but wet and sticky mixture.
3.      Take pieces of a size of a walnut and roll into balls
4.      Add the whole egg to the egg yolks and beat in a small ball. Dip few ball at a time in the egg mixture.
5.      Roll into the almond flakes.
6.      Put into baking cases. Top up with half glace cherry and bake in a preheated oven (180°C) for 10 to 15mn.

1 comment:

  1. These came out delicious. My family and friends were drooling. I cut the sugar in half, just a personal preference. Thank you for this recipe; I'm definitely adding it to my baking rotation.