Wednesday, 24 November 2010

How to ...

make calissons ...Calissons are traditional French sweets consisting of candied fruit like melons or oranges and ground almonds. They are almost always topped with a layer of royal glaze. They look like marzipan but they taste fruitier. Calissons are traditionally linked with Aix-en-Provence in France.




I mixed apricots with almonds, a teaspoon of honey and icing sugar until I got a paste that I could roll out on a plate. Try to roll the paste until it's a little less than 1 cm.
Then use any circular shape form to make the cut-outs and cut each circle again into almond shaped mini pastries. Let them rest for a night and top them off with tick icing paste and decorate with edible goodies from your local cupcake store ...
Enjoy !







7 comments:

Dedene said...

Knowing how to fix these looks dangerous! But they look great!

Vic said...

Those look beautiful! And delicious.:)

Happy Thanksgiving (is it strange to say that to you?)

Dominica said...

@Vic no Vic, it's very sweet of you to say that !! Thanks
@Dedene very easy, childsplay, I'm just Nigella of the microwave, no kitchenqueen at all !! :^)

Mr. Condescending said...

I've never heard of those, now I want.

Fashion Fabrice said...

Yummie:) ziet er lekker uit!
Leuke blog! Echt een nice read!:)

Liefs
Fashionfabrice

Ario Achda said...

you made those????

wow...!!!

Anonymous said...

Sorry to say that those look horrid! Calissons are much smoother in appearance.