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Almendradas - (Almond Cupcakes)

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  • 3 c Sliced almonds
  • 1 1/2 c Powdered sugar
  • 1 ts Orange zest
  • 1 ts Cinnamon
  • 5 Egg whites


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Toast almonds under broiler for 2 to 3 minutes, shaking constantly. Allow to cool. Place in food processor and chop until powder. Add sugar, orange zest and cinnamon to a mixing bowl and stir in almond powder. In a separate bowl, whip eggs whites to firm peaks. Fold into almond mixture. Grease a 12-slot muffin pan and fill each cup. Bake 12 to 15 minutes, until a toothpick exits cleanly. Allow to cool before serving. This recipe yields 12 cupcakes.
Recipe Source: MEDITERRANEAN MARIO with Mario Batali From the TV FOOD NETWORK - (Show # ME-1A40 broadcast 04-16-1998) Downloaded from their Web-Site -
Formatted for MasterCook by Joe Comiskey, aka MR MAD - -or-
Recipe by: Mario Batali
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