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Greek almond snowballs - Kourabiedes

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Egg Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to this food.

Greek almond snowballs - Kourabiedes

Method

  • 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.

*In the nutritional chart you will find on the right handside, we have calculated 100 g of icing sugar (from the 300 g with which the Greek Almond Snow Balls have been dusted) as an average quantity that stays at the top of the cookie when consumed.

 

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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

205
Calories (kcal)
10 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

11.0
Total Fat (g)
16 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

5.4
Saturated Fat (g)
27 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

24.0
Total Carbs (g)
9 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

11.0
Sugars (g)
12 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

2.8
Protein (g)
6 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

1.2
Fibre (g)
5 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.02
Sodium (g)
0 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo 917a1b6ba55874b5d139866e10c236ccff8cbaa226cb4c05ba54efca0b20cc63

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