Kourambiethes (Greek Christmas Sweets)

You’ll Need:

# 16 fl. oz. (450 ml.) olive oil
# 4 oz. (125g) sugar
# 1 whole egg and 1 yolk
# 1 tbsp. ground cinnamon
# 4 tbsps brandy
# 4 oz. (125g) almonds, roasted and coarsely ground
# 1 lb. (450g) flour
# icing suagar for coating

Procedures : # Pour the olive oil into a large bowl and beat in the sugar
# Add the eggs, almonds, cinnamon, almonds and brandy and beat again
# Carefully add the flour until the dough is a soft consistency that will not stick to your hands
# Divide the dough into pieces the size of a walnut and shape kourambiethes into rounds, oblongs and ovals
# Place on an oiled baking sheet and bake in a pre-heated oven at 350F, Gas Mark 4, 180C for 15-20 minutes
# Allow to cool a little then sift icing sugar over them, covering them completel

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