My mother has a fantastic recipe for Almond crescents, which for some reason I found myself craving last weekend. She hasn’t baked them in an incredibly long time, so I’ve no idea why my craving for them set in so strongly over the weekend.
I’ve never made them myself before, and unfortunately for me I couldn’t get my hands on Mum’s recipe as she’s travelling abroad at the moment! After a little searching online I found one which was extremely easy to follow and the result was pretty good. Once I get my hands on my mother’s recipe, I’ll be sure to share hers with you as well.
Apologies if I’ve now transferred my craving onto you, but if you do find yourself hankering for some old fashioned baking, this recipe is certainly up to the task.
To make these Almond crescents, all you need is:
- 300g butter, softened
- ¼ cup caster sugar
- 150g blanched almonds, roughly chopped
- 2½ cups plain flour, sifted
- 1 tbsp finely grated lemon rind
- icing sugar, for dusting
I haven’t made a recipe card for these Almond crescents, given I followed the recipe without modifying it at all.
You can find the full recipe here. It produces about 24 crescents.
UPDATED 10 APRIL 2015: Unfortunately the the link provided in this post no longer leads to a recipe, on account of it being removed from the original source. I am sorry for the inconvenience, especially if you’ve visited A Sweet Muddle purely in search of this recipe. Please check back soon, as I have now tracked down my mother’s recipe for Almond crescent, which I think produces a much lighter, and tastier crescent.