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Almond Bear Claws
July 21, 2013

I prefer to make a recipe exactly as written the first time. This was probably the most difficult, expensive snack I have ever made. The almond paste would not break down but jumped through the mixer blades in huge clumps. I decided to go ahead to the next step hoping the ground almonds and sugar would help to break down the paste. Wrong. I finally dug in with my hands and crumbled it manually. When it came time to spread using the pastry bag I didn't have the strength to do more than a couple so I enlist hubby. Even he had to take a break. On the last dozen I finally grabbed a handful and manually rolled the almond filling and finished them off that way. Today I had one and I guarantee that for all the work and cost I won't be making these again. They weren't good enough to overcome the hours spent making them.

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