A recipe from Kefalonia shared my Melpomeni from @melpomeni.matthews
A beautiful almond treat that is traditionally made in Kefalonia during times of celebration. Flavoured with orange zest and almond extract; and shaped into little pears, these nutty delights are a joy to behold and enjoy!
Thank you Melpomeni for generously sharing your beautiful recipe with the Meri Month of May!!! 💖 💖 💖
Photos and recipe by Melpomeni Matthews
Greek Amigdalota Tis Haras - Pear-shaped Almond Macaroons of Joy Recipe
- 3 cups almond meal
- 2 cups pure icing sugar, sifted
- 2 egg whites
- Zest of one large orange, finely grated
- ¼ tsp pure almond extract
- 24 cloves
Preheat oven to 160°C fan-forced
Line 2 baking trays with baking paper
Combine almond meal and ½ cup icing sugar in a bowl
Add the egg whites, orange zest and almond extract
Using your hands, mix until a dough comes together into ball.
Roll tablespoons of the mixture into 24 small pear shapes and insert 1 clove into the top of each pear
Place amigdalota upright on baking trays
Bake for 20 minutes or until firm to touch
Using the remaining icing sugar in a deep bowl, dip the hot amidgalota, one at a time, into the icing sugar and coat evenly
Place them on a platter and allow them to cool (You can store them in airtight containers for up to 2weeks)
Serving the Amigdalota Tis Haras
Enjoy the amigdalota at festivities and celebrations!