Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins
I got this from Cooking.com. I haven't tried it yet, but thought that they look really impressive and gorgeous. You may serve ice cream, sorbet etc. in it. It's a perfect way to dress up your dessert.
- 1⁄2 cup ground almonds
- 1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1⁄4 cup light corn syrup
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 1⁄4 cup unsalted butter
- 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Mix the almonds and flour in a bowl until well-combined.
- Combine corn syrup, sugar, butter and chocolate in a small, heavy saucepan.
- Over low heat, stir mixture constantly, until it just comes to a boil.
- Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
- Add flour mixture and stir until fully blended.
- Drop the dough by tablespoonfuls onto the buttered baking sheet, leaving at least 3 inches on all sides to allow room for spreading (no more than 4 shells on the sheet).
- Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F until they spread out and are lacy, 8-10 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let cool for 1-2 minutes.
- Using a thin metal spatula, lift the still-soft rounds from the baking sheet and drape each over an inverted coffee cup.
- Let them cool completely, then carefully lift off the shells and set aside.
- Repeat process with the next half of the dough.
- Serving: Place the shells on small dessert plates, then fill with ice cream/sorbet of your choice and garnish with chocolate glaze, citrus zest, chopped toasted nuts etc.
- Serve immediately (The shells can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days).