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Beautiful Italian Christmas sweet prepared from scratch using unshelled almonds, honey, lemon and bay leaves. A hit for the last 2000 years!
Add the almonds to the boiling honey and mix well.
When the mixture is quite dry, reduce the flame to the lowest setting.
Lightly oil a cutting board and spread the lemon rind in a square.
Pour the hot almond-honey mixture over the lemon and sprinkle so more lemon rind on top. Cover and leave to cool in the fridge. As it cools down the the croccante will harden.
Serve on a bed of fresh bay leaves if you can find them. I don't think the bay leaves are eaten but they make for an extraordinary contrast with the yellow rind. They may also symbolize perennity and hope that the vegetation will grow back in the spring to the farmers who eat this sweet for Christmas in Abruzzo.
Happy Christmas and don't forget you read this on FXcuisine.com!
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