As requested by the Webmistress! These dry, crumbly, shortbread-like biscuits are traditionally eaten around Christmas and New Year in Greece. They are formed into crescent-shapes and very thickly coated in icing sugar. My original recipe is in cups & imperial measures, the conversions (in brackets) are approximate.
- 1 pound almonds (blanched and chopped)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ cup brandy (or ouzo)
- 22 ounces butter
- 3 medium egg yolks
- 2½ pounds all-purpose flour
- 4 tablespoons rosewater
- 7 ounces superfine sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
- 28 ounces confectioners' sugar
Kourambiedes is a community recipe submitted by StoupaTart and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.
Orange Flower Water can be substituted for Rosewater. Allegedly, these keep up to a month, but they're unlikely to sit around that long. They are incredibly dry, so best taken with a drink - something very sweet like a Tia Maria, perhaps.