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Greek chocolate filled almond cookies – 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.

Method

For the ganache

  • Crumble the chocolate couverture into small pieces and add it into a bowl.
  • Add the heavy cream, cover with plastic wrap, and place it in the microwave, at 800 Watts for 2-2 ½ minutes.
  • Mix well with a spoon, until the chocolate melts and the ingredients are homogenized.
  • Transfer into another bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and put it in the freezer to chill well.

For the almond cookies

  • In a mixer’s bowl, add the butter, icing sugar, vanilla and almond extract, rosewater, and beat with the whisk attachment at high speed, for 20 minutes, until the mixture is very fluffy.
  • In a bowl, add the flour and salt, mix with a spoon, and add them into the mixer’s bowl with the rest of the ingredients.
  • Crumble the almonds with your hands, and add them into the mixer’s bowl.
  • Mix softly with your hands until the flour is absorbed.

To assemble

  • Preheat the oven to 180ο C (356ο F) set to fan.
  • With a spoon, take a little ganache and shape it into small balls the size of a hazelnut. Take 30 g of the dough, press lightly with your hands, and place the ganache ball in the center.
  • Shape them all, and add them onto a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Press lightly with your finger in order to create a small cavity in the center.
  • Follow the same process for all of the almond cookies.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes. Let them cool.
  • Spray with rosewater and transfer them onto a platter.
  • Dust with icing sugar and serve.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

285
Calories (kcal)
14 %

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.

18.0
Total Fat (g)
26 %

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.

9.4
Saturated Fat (g)
47 %

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.

26.0
Total Carbs (g)
10 %

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.

8.0
Sugars (g)
9 %

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.

4.4
Protein (g)
9 %

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.

2.0
Fibre (g)
8 %

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.

0.03
Sodium (g)
1 %

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.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

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