Best Mexican Wedding Cakes

    Best Mexican Wedding Cakes


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    About this recipe: There are so many versions of this buttery biscuit in countries around the world - Greece, Turkey, Russia to name a few. A lovely all-butter biscuit made with flour and almonds, then rolled in icing sugar.

    Serves: 40 

    • 350g unsalted butter
    • 100g icing sugar
    • 3/4 teaspoon salt
    • 220g finely ground almonds
    • 4 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 375g sifted plain flour
    • 5 tablespoons icing sugar for rolling

    Prep:45min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:1hr  ›  Ready in:2hr 

    1. Preheat oven to 170 C / Gas 3.
    2. Cream butter in a bowl, gradually add icing sugar and salt. Beat until light and fluffy. Add almonds and vanilla. Blend in flour gradually and mix well.
    3. Shape into balls (or crescents) using about 1 teaspoon for each biscuit. Place on ungreased baking trays, and bake for 15-20 minutes. Do not brown. Cool slightly, then roll in the extra icing sugar.
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