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Hazelnut Maamoul – Maamoul fourré aux noisettes
Adapted from Recettes By Hanane
100g ground almond
100g powdered sugar
180g softened butter
2 egg yolks
3 to 4 Tbsp milk
For the filling :
150g ground hazelnut
50g icing sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp orange blossom water
1) Preheat oven to 180°C . Combine, flour, almond, sugar & yolks in a large bowl . Cut the butter in with your fingers till crumbly . Gradually add in 3 Tbsp of milk till forms a soft dough . Place in the refrigerator .
2) For the filling : Combine ground hazelnut, icing sugar & cinnamon . Gradually add in orange blossom water till form a soft paste . Roll into 18g balls each .
3) On a lightly floured working top roll the dough into 30g ball each . Press the ball into disk & add the filling in the center & seal the dough by gathering the edges . Stamp or using a zester to shape them . Place them on greased pan & bake for 20 min .