Almond croquant is so delicious, and perfect to use in ice cream cakes and homemade confectionery.
Homemade almond croquant
- 5 1/4 oz. (150 g) blanched almonds
- 1 1/4 cup (275 g) regular sugar
- 2 tablespoons (30 g) butter
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Finely chop the almonds with a knife or in a food processor. You should end up with a mixture of very finely chopped and some slightly larger pieces.
Melt the sugar in a saucepan until it has turned into a golden caramel.
Add the butter and vanilla extract and stir until the butter has melted.
Add the chopped almonds and stir until everything is well blended.
Spread out onto a greased sheet of baking parchment and leave to cool until set.
The croquant is now ready to be chopped or crushed. Crush it with a rolling pin or in a food processor.