Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Eddie's Almond Roll~
That's what my cherished recipe says~
I have had it for years..tasted at a gathering for people who loved someone named Rosemarie~I was one of the guests.She was and will always be very special to me.
Her friend made this..and shared the recipe..
Many many years ago now..
It's so easy.. yet so good.
250 grams of cold butter
375 grams of flour
125 grams of sugar
1 packet of vanilla Sugar
Mix and mound all..make a well add an egg.. Mix again...
Let rest..Knead a bit ..roll out..Until you would almost see the Tupperware writing:)
(I always make this sugar crust/dough on my ancient Tupperware mat..as the recipe specifically said that..and I have had mine since the first years of my wedding..)Eddie had one too:)
In a seperate bowl mix
200 grams of ground almonds
100 grams of sugar
1 egg white
a dash of almond extract (I add much more..I am a big fan)
enough Rose water to make a paste..
Spread paste on dough..roll up..
Make slits.. brush with egg yolk.. I add coarse sugar .for a sprinkling of crisp sweetness.. I love how the crystals caramelize..the ones that fall on the parchment.
Bake at 375 degrees for ap 45 mins..
It makes a long roll and is such a nice treat with tea or coffee.
Cool slice and serve..small slivers are ideal..Wrap tightly..and keep..if you can.
I just felt like taking out the NEW Rose Water:)
I hope you enjoy it..it's been around in our home for eons and a day.