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Almond Crescents

Freezing suitable: bake from frozen, allowing 20-25 minutes
Yield: 20

5oz Blanched almonds
2oz Caster sugar
A few drops of vanilla essence
1 Egg white
1oz Plain flour
1 Egg
1oz Flaked almonds
2tbsp Milk sweetened with icing sugar 2X

Preheat the oven to 400F (200C) Gas 6.
Mix chopped almonds with caster sugar and vanilla essence.
Moisten with egg white until evenly combined. add flour and gather mixture together with fingertips. Divide into "nut-sized" pieces. With lightly floured hands, roll into small cigar shapes with pointed ends. Brush each one with beaten egg and sprinkle with flaked almonds. Bend into a crescent shape.
Place on a greased baking tray and brush lightly with any remaining egg. Bake for about 10-15 minutes till evenly colored. Remove from oven and brush immediately with sweetened milk. Using a palette knife of egg slice, carefully loosen crescents and transfer to wire rack to cool.