Always a lover of anything with a French background, anything containing sugar, anything that resembles marzipan and anything that is easy to make I was lost the moment I tried my first almond croissant. Many years later I find myself living in London and on any occasion that I get I eat almond croissants. And if you love something that much, wouldn’t it be lovely to be able to make it yourself? Well, I Googled, I tried and I conquered. Making them was so much easier than expected, although I must admit this is the simple version of the original, but still yummy.
Mix together 50 grams sugar, 50 grams ground almonds, 50 grams butter, 1 egg, a pinch of salt and 1/2 tea spoon of vanilla sugar in a food processor until the mix has become smooth. Take a sheet of puff pastry and roll it out until its thin, cut into triangles and place a teaspoon of the almond mix on each triangle. Place on a tray with baking paper and brush with a beaten egg. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes at 180 degrees celsius.
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