It is a typical Algarve snack. The stars are made all year round and are dried figs and roasted almonds in the oven. Delicious, simple to perform, perfect to accompany with a good glass of Mediterranean medronho or liquor.
Ingredients: dried figs, almond kernel q.s.
Preparation: Begin by peeling the almonds: put the almonds with skin in a bowl, cover them with boiling water, cover and let the water cool. Then simply press the almonds between your thumb and forefinger so that the skin loosens. Cut almond kernels in half lengthwise. Slightly spread the figs between the hands so that they flatten. For the round stars: cut the fig all the way around, without separating it completely, and arrange the almonds around, pressing well so that they do not peel off. For the star shape: cut the fig crosswise, separating the tips. Join them two by two and arrange the almonds around, pressing well to keep the shape. Bake in a baking tray. The cooking time is 20 minutes with the oven at 200º.
Revenue ceded and made by: Pastelaria “A Prova”, Azinhal