Mexican wedding Biscuits
freshly rolled in sugar... mmm
Imagine a biscuit that has a powdered sugar coating that slowly melts off in your mouth. The soft sugary coating covers a slightly sweet crunchy but comfortingly nutty biscuit. This my friends is a Mexican wedding biscuit!
You can really choose any type of nut to be the centre piece for this biscuit. Hazelnut is nice but due to my Eastern European heritage I actually prefer walnuts. A tip for those who live in hot climates ( like me) is to keep your nuts in the freezer. If you do this they will last longer as the cold will prevent the volatile fats in the nut from going rancid. Every had a rancid nut? No... well lucky you. Nuts that are rancid or on the turn are gross! Grinding you own nuts will also allow the best possible flavour so buy your nuts whole and process them yourself at the last minute.
Weddings are times of celebration, what better way of celebrating then by making some sweetmeats to share. This biscuits are easy and quickly consumed by willing volunteers! You could use this recipe and make them as bonbonierre or wedding favours.
If you are not having a wedding, don't let the name put you off. These biscuits are great as as a morning or afternoon tea treat or lets face it an anytime treat. So get ready to please the sweet tooth's in your life and make some of these biscuits.
200g butter- French is best!
160g of ground hazelnuts
1 ¼ cups icing sugar
1 ½ cups plain flour
½ cup of rice flour
½ cup extra icing sugar for rolling
Mix all dry ingredients
Cream the butter (beat it until it is soft and smooth)
Slowly add the dry ingredients until a soft dough is formed
If the dough is too dry then add 10 g more of butter at a time until it comes together.
Create walnut sized balls and then place on a baking sheet covered in baking paper
Cook in 180oC oven until golden brown
Allow to cool and then roll in extra icing sugar
Keep in airtight container.
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