This dish is cooked with a base of desserts and belongs to the dishes of the traditional kitchen. As a rule, it is consumed mainly during the whole year, and diners are usually served as Dessert.
These almond nuggets are really delicious. In addition, they are very simple and quick to make and are a perfect accompaniment to our breakfasts and snacks.
170 gr. raw ground almond
150 gr. of sugar
1 egg yolk
the zest of 1 lemon
The juice of half a lemon
1 tablespoon butter.
So we cook it
Preheat the oven to 170ºC.
While the oven is heating, beat the two eggs with the yolk in a bowl. Once everything is well beaten, we add the rest of the ingredients, continuing to beat, until obtaining a smooth and homogeneous dough.
Cover the dough with transparent film and reserve in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
Fill some individual molds (previously spread with butter and flour) with the sponge cake and bake until golden brown.
Tricks and tips
To know if the cake is cooked, insert a needle inside. If it comes out clean, then the cake will be ready to be taken out of the oven.
The ingredients used in the preparation of this cake mainly provide carbohydrates from sugar, as well as high-quality proteins from the eggs.
The great content of simple carbohydrates of this recipe must be taken into account by diabetic people, to which it is recommended to avoid these sweets as much as possible in their diet. Eggs, in addition to proteins, are a source of fat-soluble vitamins A and D, and minerals such as iodine, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, and selenium.
For its part, almonds are a highly recommended food, because of its great protein intake and the healthy composition of its fats, the vast majority of which are unsaturated, the most convenient to keep the cholesterol level under control. In addition, these nuts provide a lot of fiber, minerals, and vitamins. The only one ?? they present is their high energetic power.
This type of homemade pastry can be part of a balanced diet, provided it is consumed occasionally and with natural ingredients.