Foodbook #914 almond snowballs - Kourabiedes


Good morning my friends, a very very traditional Greek dessert for today that we often eating at Christmas but ok I really enjoying eating it all the year. So let me help you create this at your home


500 butter, at room temperature
220 g icing sugar
1 g vanilla powder
1 teaspoon(s) rosewater
30 g bitter almond liqueur, or brandy or rum
200-280 g almond slivers, or coarsely chopped, unsalted and toasted
900 g all-purpose flour
1 pinch salt

To assemble
1 tablespoon(s) rosewater
300 g icing sugar



Preheat the oven to 180ο C (350ο F) set to fan.
In a mixer’s bowl add the butter, the icing sugar, and beat with the paddle attachment at high speed, for 10-15 minutes, until the mixture is fluffy and white.
Add the vanilla powder, the rosewater, the bitter almond liqueur, and keep beating. Remove the bowl from the mixer.
Break down the almond slivers with your hands, in order to crumble them, and add them to a bowl. Add the flour, the salt, and put them in the mixer’s bowl.
Mix the mixture with a serving spoon, very softly so that it does not lose its volume. As soon as the ingredients are homogenized, mix with your hands.
Shape balls, 30 g each, and transfer to a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Lightly press the center with your finger and bake for 20-25 minutes. Follow the same process for the whole mixture.
Put a layer of the almond snowballs on a serving platter, spray with rosewater, and dust with icing sugar. Follow the same process for all of the snowballs and serve.


Stay safe and healthy my friends and take care of your people

My best wishes from Greece

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