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Pecan Crescents

By Richard Poynton - February 18, 2014

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2 cups sifted flour

1 cup butter
1 cup pecans – finely chopped
1/2cup icing sugar – sifted
1/2tsp salt
1tsp vanilla essence
1/4tsp almond essence

  • Combine the flour, butter, pecans, icing sugar, salt, vanilla essence and almond essence
  • Mix well with hands
  • Wrap dough and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • Form dough into 1” balls then roll each ball into a 2” roll. Ends should be narrow and middle flattened – form into curves.
  • Set 1” apart on baking sheets.
  • Bake for 12-15mins until cooked but not brown.
  • Cool and apply a thick dusting of icing sugar.

About Richard Poynton

Richard Poynton Richard is in love with food, a passion of his since school days. All his and Mouse’s travels have been based around food and wine, giving him experiences which have stood him in good stead for his food creations at Cleopatra. He bases all his dishes on flavour first and loves trying new ingredients and ideas – mixing and matching – to give a perfect balance on each plate.


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