75 - 100 grams / 3 - 4 oz of ground almonds
1 cup of icing sugar
½ cup of castor sugar
1 egg yolk
2 tablespoons of fresh strained lemon juice
½ teaspoon of almond essence
In a medium sized bowl or food processor mix together the ground almonds, icing sugar and castor sugar. Make a well in the centre of the mixture and add the egg yolk, strained lemon juice and essence. Taste and add more essence if desired. Mix together thoroughly. Turn out onto the work top dusted with a mixture of icing sugar and corn flour and knead the mixture until smooth. Use as required.
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