Best Kourambiethes Greek Recipe
Best Kourambiethes Greek Recipe. This kourabiedes recipe with almond meal covered in sifted icing sugar makes these kourabiedes recipe such a novelty. The almond shortbread are Greek biscuits that melt in your mouth and we have the recipe for this almond shortbread just for you! You can now make these at home and eat them soon after they come out of the oven. Nothing beats freshly baked biscuits.
These mouthwatering buttery biscuits completely and utterly melt in your mouth. The addition of the slivered almonds adds an element of crunchiness and nuttiness, as we lightly toast them before adding to the mixture. Once we roll the mixture into balls and shape into biscuits or crescents, we bake them and allow them to cool to room temperature. Then this is where the fun starts. We sift icing sugar all over the biscuits, making it look a lot like a winter Christmas. Traditionally these biscuits are made in Greece during the festive season and it is in fact winter then. Covering these biscuits in icing sugar makes these delights such a novelty for young and old.
With very few ingredients these biscuits are so easy to make. No fuss, yet full enjoyment.
Ingredients for the Best Kourambiethes Greek Recipe
350g unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
350g plain flour, plus extra for mixing
100g icing sugar, plus extra for dusting the biscuits
1 cup slivered almonds, toasted
1 tsp salt
Vanilla pod scraped, or 1 tsp vanilla essence or extract
- Pre-heat the oven to 160 degrees.
- Beat the butter and sugar until it becomes light and fluffy.
- Add all the remaining ingredients and mix together until it forms a smooth dough that isn’t sticky on your hands. Use a little extra flour if necessary but you want the dough to be quite soft in texture.
- Form small rounds of the dough and press down lightly. Place on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
- Bake for 10 minutes, then turn the tray around and bake for a further 10 minutes or until slightly golden.
- Remove the biscuits from the oven and leave them to cool on a wire rack before dusting them with sifted icing sugar.
If you want to store the biscuits for longer, do not cover with the icing sugar until you would like to consume them.
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