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Recipe for Freaky Fingers
- 100g caster sugar
- 100g butter
- 1 egg yolk
- 200g plain flour
- ½ tsp vamilla extract
- 20 blanched almonds
- red food colouring
Place the first five ingredients and a pinch of salt in a food processor and whizz just until a ball of dough forms.
Tear off a golfball-size piece of dough and use your hands to roll into finger-size cylinders – you should get about 20.
Place on a baking sheet lined with baking parchment – a little apart as they will spread during baking.
Use a knife to make a few cuts, close together, for the knuckles.
Place an almond at the end of each finger and trim away excess pastry around the edge to neaten.
Place in the fridge for 30 mins, heat oven to 180C/160F/Gas 4, then bake for 10-12 mins just until firm.
Leave to cool a little, then paint the almond with food colouring, if you like. Makes 20.