Sometimes the recipes I share are ones that my mother made, but like today, sometimes they're inspired by her. Jordan almonds are a confectionery that my mother dearly loved. I remember them at every special event we had and moreover, I remember when we were just out shopping and she spied a candy store, it was one of her purchases. My daughters knew this to be true and even when we moved away to California, if we saw Jordan almonds, they'd suggest we buy some to remember Grandma.
Interestingly, the almond is not a true nut, but a drupe, consisting of an outer hull and hard shell with a seed inside. It is related to the peach tree and is native to the Middle East and South Asia. Jordan almonds, which originated in Italy, are a sugar coated confectionery in pastel colors.
1 cup almond flour (I grind my own, but you can purchase almond flour)
Today, as I made up this recipe using almonds, I thought about my mother and Kelly
--life can be bitter, but the memories are sweet and I hold tightly to the memories. Enjoy!