Loz (Almond Sweetmeats)

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READY IN: 15mins
YIELD: 40 Loz
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Combine the finely chopped pistachio nuts and caster sugar, and set aside.
  • Combine the ground almonds and icing sugar with enough orange-blossom water to form a stiff paste.
  • Knead until smooth and allow to rest for about 10 minutes.
  • Shape the paste into small balls the size of a walnut, and using a teaspoon handle, make a small hole in each ball and fill it with the combined pistachio nuts and caster sugar; close the hole over the filling and reshape to a round shape.
  • Roll the balls in icing sugar and place in small paper cups or on a serving plate. Decorate the top of each ball with a peeled pistachio nut.
  • Serve with coffee.
  • Note: To peel pistachio nuts, simmer for 3 minutes, drain and slip off skins; dry on a paper towel before use.
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