Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Baking Mayhem Part II - Almond London

The ONE all time fav, almond london.  Every yr ibu will make a bottle of almond london for the ONE.  But this yr ibu is too busy with orders of fried mini popiahs and pineapple tarts.
So I decided to give it a shot.  Asked ibu for recipe
From this batch I manage to get 66 pcs of almond london.
125g butter (diced)
75g icing sugar (sifted)
1 egg yolk
225 plain flour
300g toasted almonds
450 dark chocolate (melted) [I added 3 tbsp of milk choco]
crushed almond 

Cream butter and sugar till light and creamy
Beat egg yolk (mix well)
Fold in flour
Mix it till it becomes a soft dough
Heat oven to 175c and toast almonds abt 10 to 12 mins.
Allow the almond to cool before covering it with the dough
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 175c for 20 to 25 mins, 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.

the dough was soft and easy to manage. If its too soft pop into the freezer abt 15mins before you start working on it.  

66 BALLS of almond london =p

hee hee ... since i dowan it to be too bitter i mix it with white chocolate

I made changes abit here and there, on my creativity cap ... ta-da ...

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