What do we need?
1.5 cup (approx. 150g) plain flour
1 cup (approx. 140g ) raw almonds
1/2 cup (approx. 50g) icing sugar
1/2 cup (approx. 90g) canola & sunflower cooking oil
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg for eggwash
Preheat oven : 180 deg C
1. Rinse the almond with water. Dry fry in a non-stick wok/pan until it is completely dry and fragrant. Remove from wok and leave it to cool, then, use a blender with grinding function and grind into powder . Alternatively, you can buy ready roasted almond to grind into powder so that you can omit the frying step.
2. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients except egg and form into dough. It should not be crumbly and can easily form a ball. Add a little more oil if it is crumbly.
3. Use a teaspoon to scoop about 1/2 spoon of dough and roll into 1.5cm balls and place them on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Press down lightly with a chopstick or alteratively, use a straw or toothpick.
4. Glaze with eggwash.
5. Bake in preheated oven for 10-12min. Or when it is golden brown. Remove from oven. Leave them to cool in the cooling rack then pack into airtight bottle.
P.S : You may replace the oil with pure groundnut oil/peanut oil.
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