Basler läckerli is a delicious sweet treat that’s a specialty of the Swiss canton of Basel. It’s sometimes made with hazelnuts instead of almonds and some recipes use either just orange peel or just lemon peel, so feel free to substitute if you don’t have everything on hand. My recipe is inspired by one in the Basel Country Women’s Cookbook and although it’s cross-cultural, I love it with a glass of Oloroso Sherry like the 15 year old from El Maestro Sierra. Läckerli is very easy to assemble, I find the trickiest part is rolling it into a more or less even rectangle; if it ends up a bit of an odd shape, I trim it and roll the off cuts back into place. Once it’s cooked, you can cut off any irregular edges and save those for chef’s snacks. See video below for another nutty Swiss treat. Äguete!
Makes about 48 pieces
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