Plum Eton "less" with Portuguese style almond biscuits recipe

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  • Serves 6
  • 20 mins to prepare and 15 mins to cook
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Customer recipe by Filipa Kay
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To make the almond biscuits

Pre heat the oven to 180°C. In a large mixing bowl combine the ground almonds, sugar, flour, cinnamon, lemon zest and juice. Add water a little at a time until you have a thick paste.

With your hands roll the dough into balls 2cm in diameter. Place the balls on a greased baking sheet, 2 inches apart. Squash each ball until it is around ½cm thick. Decorate by pressing the flaked almonds into the top of each biscuit before placing in the oven.

Bake for 10 – 15 minutes until golden. Remove from the oven and leave to cool on a wire rack.

To make the Eton “less”

Cut the plums into small wedges and remove the stones.

Combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan over a medium heat and bring to the boil. Add the plums, orange juice, orange zest, vanilla and cinnamon. Boil rapidly for around 5 minutes, until the juices have reduced to a thick syrup. Pour out the plum mixture onto a plate to allow them to cool. Reserve 4 wedges for decoration.

Combine the cream cheese and yogurt, taking care not to over mix. Crush the meringue nests, leaving a mix of larger chunks and fine dust. Just before serving add the meringues to the to the yogurt mixture and carefully stir them in.

Layer the plums and yogurt in four tall stemmed glasses. Decorate with the reserved plum wedges, a sprig of mint and the biscuits on the side.

Please note: this recipe has been created and uploaded by a member of the Tesco Real Food online community. Tesco does not test customer recipes so cannot accept responsibility for the content, validate the results or answer queries regarding them.

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  • For the almond biscuits
  • 300g ground almonds
  • 200g brown sugar
  • 100g plain flour
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon
  • zest and juice of a lemon
  • flaked almonds
  • warm water
  • For the Eton “less”
  • 6–8 plums
  • 1–2tbsp brown sugar
  • 4tbsp water
  • 1 orange, juice and zest
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 200g low fat soft cheese
  • 500g low fat Greek yogurt
  • 6–8 meringue nests
  • prigs of mint and orange zest, to decorate
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