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  FIGOLLI RECIPE


Figolli (Easter Figures)

Figolli (Makes 6)

Ingredients:
For the pastry:
  • 400g margarine
  • 800g flour
  • 200g sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • half a tsp grated lemon rind
  • water to bind

    For the filling:
  • 400g sugar
  • 400g ground almonds
  • 1 dsp orange-flower water
  • 3 egg whites


    Method:
    Sieve the flour into a large bowl and rub in the margarine.
    Add sugar and lemon rind.
    Mix in the yolks and enough water to make a stiff dough.
    Allow to rest.

    Prepare the filling by mixing the sugar and the almonds, adding the orange-flower water and foding the beaten egg-whites into this mixture.
    Roll out pastry, and using metal shapes (or cut around cardboard shapes if not available) cut 2 similar shapes for each figolla.
    Spread a 1 cm thick layer of the almond filling onto half of the pastry shapes leaing a bit of space around the edges, and cover each one with its corresponding half.
    Press the edges together and bake in a moderate oven until golden, app. half an hour.
    Allow to cool, cover and decorate with colourful icing or molten chocolate.


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