Although traditionally shaped into a letter, called a banket- or boterletter, these Almond Wreaths are just as good and a nice treat for Christmas.

Ingredients

What you'll need

  • 620 grams of Almond Paste
  • 1 Sheet of Puff Pastry*
  • 1 Egg
  • Optional: Almond Shavings

*Mine was about 40cm by 24cm, with a thickness of about 2,4mm

Tools

What you'll need

  • Sharp Knife
  • Baking Paper
  • Brush
  • Small Bowl

Method

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Cut the puff pastry in half.
  3. Divide the almond paste into two pieces.
  4. Roll each of those pieces into a long cylinder, the same length as the puff pastry.
  5. Place the almond paste onto the puff pastry, letting it stick out a little at the bottom and leaving some space at the top.
  6. Roll the puff pastry around the almond paste.
  7. Shape this into a circle, slide the almond paste that's sticking out into the other puff pastry end.
  8. Seal the puff pastry together and place the almond wreath on a baking sheet lined with baking paper.
  9. Brush this with egg.
  10. Optional: Place almond shavings on top and brush with egg again.
  11. Bake for about 25 minutes, until golden brown.

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