Baking

Sugared almonds

sugared almonds
8 Item
45M

Ingredients

Method

1.Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan forced). Line eight holes of 12-hole (¹/³-cup/80ml) muffin pan with paper cases.
2.Beat butter, rind, sugar, eggs, sifted flour and milk in small bowl with electric mixer on low speed until ingredients are combined. Increase speed to medium, beat until mixture has changed to a paler colour. Drop ¼ cups of mixture into paper cases.
3.Bake about 20 minutes. Stand cakes in pan 5 minutes before turning, top-side up, onto wire rack to cool.
4.To make orange glacé icing. Sift icing sugar into small heatproof bowl, stir in butter and enough of the juice to make a thick paste. Stir over small saucepan of simmering water until icing is spreadable.
5.Working with one cold cake at a time, spread top with icing. Position a sugared almond in the centre of each cake before icing has set.

We used blue sugared almonds, available from confectionery and speciality nut shops, but you can use any colour you like.

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