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Almond Tea Cakes.



 PREP TIME  30 Min 
 COOK TIME  20 - 25 Min
 READY IN  50 - 55 Min 
 SERVES  60


almond tea cakes



INGREDIENTS

  • CAKE DOUGH:
  • 455g butter, softened
  • 500g plain flour
  • 150g sugar
  • 165g packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 20 ml almond extract
  • 5g baking powder

  • FILLING:
  • 1 egg white
  • 100g sugar
  • 70g ground almonds
  • 3 ml lemon juice
  • Milk
  • Sliced almonds


DIRECTIONS

CAKE DOUGH:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  2. Add eggs and almond extract and mix well.
  3. Add flour and baking powder and make into a soft dough. Chill.

FILLING:

  1. In a small bowl stir the egg white, sugar, almonds and lemon juice until combined.

MAKING UP:

  1. Remove a portion of the dough at a time from the refrigerator.
  2. Place 1 inch balls of dough into greased miniature muffin cups, pressing into the sides and bottom leaving an empty space in the middle.
  3. Place 1/2 teaspoon of filling into each dough cup.
  4. Cover with circles of dough.
  5. Brush with a little milk and top with an almond.
  6. Bake at 350 F / 180 C / Gas mark 5 for 20 - 25 minutes or until golden.

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