Mix flour, sugar, cold
butter, half an egg and a little bit salt, knead to a dough. Leave the
dough in the fridge for half an hour. Roll the dough out and cut circles
with the help of a big class. Put some almond paste on a circle, put
water on the edges and lay another circle on top. Press the edges with
a fork. Spread the rest of the egg over the top of the shortbread and
put an almond in the middle. Bake half an hour at 160 degrees in the
Go to the
shortbread page for various
delicious shortbread recipes.
Almond filled shortbread is again a very Dutch recipe,
in the Netherlands it is called "Gevulde koek" which means stuffed biscuit.
All Dutch know that the stuffing is supposed to be almond paste, even
though cheap versions in the supermarket can be filled with ground white
beans, a cheap and not so very tasty replacement of almond paste.