These are cute little cookies or can even say a sweet with a whole almond in the middle,covered with chocolate and some almond nibs on the top. These are kept in small paper cups which makes them even more attractive.
I don't know why it is called Almond London, but its really one of its kind. If you really have the patience, do try it atleast once. You will simply love it. These cookies are available during festive seasons all around Singapore. A small box will coast around 10-15$. I don't know the actual price as I had not bought any.
I tried it for the first time when I went to my cousin's house. For last year's Ramzan one of my Malay friend gave a box of home made Almond London. It was just awesome. Soon I got the recipe too from her.
Plain flour- 2cups
Baking pwd- 1tsp
Corn Flour- 3 tbps
Vanilla essence- 1 tsp
Egg- 1 medium
Sugar-1/2 cup( to powder)
Almonds - 3/4 cup around 72 numbers
Compound chocolate- 300 gms
Small paper cups- 72 numbers
Almond nibs- 50gms
Cream in butter and powdered sugar. Add in the egg and vanilla essence. Mix in the flour, baking pwd and corn flour. Mix to get a soft dough.
If it is too soft pop in the freezer for 15 minutes before you work with it.
Heat the oven to 180 degree C and bake the almonds for 8 minutes. Allow the almonds to cool before covering with the dough.
You need to bake in two batches.
Pinch dough of the size of a small marble.Roll to form a small ball.
Press an almond in the middle and cover the remaing to form an oval cookie.
Place in lined baking sheet and bake at 180 degree C for 20 minutes, until golden brown.
Allow to cool completely, before dipping the chocolate.
Double boil the chocolate to melt it.
Pop in the cookies one by one into the chocolate and use a small fork to place it into the paper cups.
Sprinkle almond nibs on top before the chocolate dries up.
Makes 72 numbers.
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