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Vanilla Crescents

By robochoc (GoodFood Community)
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  • Makes Biscuits
Vaniklkove Rohlicky or vanilla crescents are Czech Christmas biscuits (cucrovi). Delicate and delicious.


  • 150g plain flour
  • 110g margarine
  • 50g ground almonds
  • 20g icing sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Vanilla essence
  • Grated peel from 1 unwaxed lemon
  • Vanilla icing sugar to cover


  • STEP 1
    Sift the flour and icing sugar together. Add the grated lemon peel and mix.
  • STEP 2
    Then mix the butter into the dry ingredients.
  • STEP 3
    Add the egg yolks and mix in completely but as lightly as possible.
  • STEP 4
    Leave to rest for at least 15 minutes.
  • STEP 5
    Roll out to around 1.5 to 2cm diameter lengths, then cut into approx 15cm lengths.
  • STEP 6
    Place onto a baking sheet covered in baking parchment, rounding down the ends and forming into crescent shapes.
  • STEP 7
    Bake in a pre-heated oven 150C / fan 130C / gas 2 for around 10 minutes.
  • STEP 8
    Leave to cool slightly until warm, and then place into tins and cover with vanilla icing sugar.
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