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Almond and candied cherry biscuits

Almond and candied cherry biscuits

I share with you today a new recipe of dry cake that I prepared for the Aid El adha  2018 delicious shortbreads with crushed almonds and candied cherries known as volcanoes or ain mouka
 (the owl's eye) funny name is not it! They look like Mchewek Algerian cake with almonds but different a little bit in the ingredients that make it up. It's ultra-sweet biscuits and perfect to accompany a good coffee during the snack, very easy to prepare and keep very well in a hermetic box. For the economical version you can replace almonds with peanuts, sesame seeds or grated coconut.

These small sweets are likely to seduce you at tea time, this delicious combination of almonds and candied cherries will not leave you indifferent. So, just give it a try and enjoy tasting.

Ingredients: For about thirty biscuits

1 egg
60g softened butter
125g of sugar
75g crushed almonds Samia
80g of Semolina Samia
155g of flour
1/2 tbsp of baking powder

For the decoration:
1 egg white
Crushed almonds Samia
Candied cherries cut in half


With a mixer, mix the butter and sugar until the mixture is white and add the egg.

Add the crushed almonds to the mixture, then the flour and the baking powder.
the dought


Divide the dough into small balls, roll them in the egg white before passing them in crushed almonds, flatten the balls to about 4 to 5 cm in diameter.


Place them on a baking sheet covered with baking paper, space them well, press lightly on the middle and place a half candied cherry.

Bake the cookies in a preheated 350 f  oven for about 15 minutes.

Let the cookies cool before taking off. To be kept in a hermetic box.

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