How to Make It

Step 1

In a food processor or blender, finely grind almonds. If using a blender, pour ground nuts into a bowl.

Step 2

To almonds, add flour, butter, sugar, egg yolks, orange peel, cocoa, cinnamon, and cloves.

Step 3

Whirl in food processor or rub with your fingers until dough holds together.

Step 4

Pack into a firm ball, then pinch off and reserve 1/2 cup dough

Step 5

Firmly press remaining dough evenly over bottom and 1 1/2 inches up sides of a 9-inch cake pan with removable rim.

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