Read on for a few tips on how you can use these delicious, crispy, savory/sweet wafers!Almondina is a brand name for a selection of wafer thin cookies based on a French/Israeli grandmother's recipe. They come in many flavors these days, but I am partial to the Original which is made with almonds and raisins. Somewhat like a very thin, finely-crumbed biscotti, Almondina can be used in sweet and savory ways. The raisins and a little cane sugar mean that they do have a touch of sweetness but don't let that limit you to dessert-only options!
For breakfast, spread a few Original Almondina cookies with ricotta cheese. If you would like them a little sweeter, drizzle on some honey. If a friend stops over in the afternoon, serve them with tea, either plain or maybe with a little cream cheese. At cocktail time, Almondina is a great addition to a cheese plate. Pair with any number of cheeses including soft creamy goat's cheeses as well as more robust, intense washed rind varieties. As a dessert, they make a nice, simple cookie to serve with Vin Santo as well as a delicious topping when crumbled over ice cream. Trader Joe's even has a recipe for using them as a substitute for lady's fingers when making tiramisu.
• For more information, visit the Almondina website, where you can also order online. $3.09-$3.49 per package. Or try Amazon, where you can get them for about $3.99 per package.
What is your favorite way to use Almondina biscuits?
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