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How to Make PASTE DI MANDORLE SICILIANE (SICILIAN ALMOND PASTRIES)

Sicilian almond pastries are delicious and inviting sweets, very easy to prepare and perfect to be tasted even in big occasions.

They are small soft pastries, similar to macaroons but made with sweet almonds and garnished with candied cherries.


Since they do not have a bitter aftertaste, they are loved even by the little ones!

They are excellent to be eaten during a small relaxing break, together with a hot drink and in pleasant company; their refined aspect allows to serve them also at the end of a formal lunch, accompanied by coffee.

In short, they are really worth a try, especially considering their simplicity! Let’s discover together how to make Sicilian almond pastries!

 

STEP BY STEP RECIPE

 

Yield: Makes 24 Cookies
INGREDIENTS:
  • 8.81 oz whole peeled almonds
  • 5 oz powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 egg whites
  • few drops almond extract
  • maraschino cherries as needed

 

 

DIRECTIONS:
Grind the whole peeled almonds into a fine powder.
Beat the egg whites
Combine the almond flour, powdered sugar and honey. Stir
Add the beaten egg whites. Add the almond extract.
Mix to form a sticky cookie dough consistency.
Place the mixture into a piping bag fitted with a large star nozzle
Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
Pipe small rounds of the mixture, making sure to leave a 3 to 4cm gap between them.
Decorate each cookie with a cherry. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
Bake in a preheated oven at 302 F until light golden brown in colour.
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4 Comments

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    Crocetta
    March 25, 2022 at 2:52 pm

    Can you use almond flour? If yes, do any of the amounts of the other ingredients need to change?

    • Reply
      Eatalian Recipes
      March 25, 2022 at 3:30 pm

      Dear friend, you should try it.
      Here in Italy we usually always use almonds and not almond flour.
      Try to use it using the same quantities of my recipe, maybe it will succeed perfectly at the first shot!!!

      Let me know!

    • Reply
      Allyah
      March 26, 2022 at 7:45 pm

      1 cup almonds weigh (approximately) 5.2 ounces So I guess 1.5 cups approximately.

  • Reply
    Ally
    March 26, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    1 cup almonds weigh (approximately) 5.2 ounces. So I would say about 1.5 cups

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