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Traditional Easter Figures

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Ingredients
  Self raising flour 400 Gram
  Sugar 400 Gram
  Vanilla essence 1 Teaspoon
  Margarine 400 Gram
  Eggs 3
  Milk 1 Tablespoon
  Lemon zest 1
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Almonds 400 Gram, ground
  Sugar 200 Gram
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Or As Required)
  Almond essence 1 Teaspoon
Directions

MAKING
1. In a bowl rub the fat into the flour and keep aside.
2. In another bowl, beat the eggs well and, with the sugar and mix with the fat and flour mixture to form into pastry dough by adding sufficient milk.
3. To make the marzipan filling in a pan mix sugar with water and bring to the boil and add the essence.
4. When mixture 'threads' stir the ground almonds well, remove from over heat and let it cool.
5. Using a rolling pin roll out the pastry to 1 cm thickness and using a figolla cutter cut into pairs of identical shapes.
6. With the marzipan filling fill one side of the figolla and cover with the identical shape.
7. With water seal all the edges well and bake in moderate oven until golden.
8. When cool cover the top with colored icing to match the shape and decorate with piped royal icing.

SERVING
9. On top of each figolla add an easter egg and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Mediterranean
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Interest: 
Holiday, Everyday
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Almond
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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