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Almond cigar pastries

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Origin of dish:  Exotic
Type of cooking:  Hob
 
Preparation time: 60 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
 
Ingredients (serves 10):


Method:

To make the pastry:
Pour the oil and wine in a bowl, then beat together. Add flour and a pinch of salt and mix well.
Leave to rest for 15 minutes.

To make the almond paste:
Blanche the almonds, then grate into a bowl and mix with sugar. Add egg white and orange blossom water.
Roll the pastry out onto a floured surface.
Sprinkle with flour, then cut into circles with a pastry cutter of upturned wine glass.
Roll each pastry circle, stretching slightly.
Put a spoonful of almond paste in the middle of each pastry circle, then roll up into a cigar-shape.
Lightly fry 4 or 5 cigars at a time in a large pan of hot oil. Put to one side on a plate of kitchen roll,; to soak up any excess oil.
Gently heat the honey in another pan, remove from heat once it is warm.
Soak cigars in warm honey, leave for 15 minutes to allow honey to penetrate.
Arrange on a serving plate.
Advice: Great with mint tea!

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