Croquets de Sancerre

Crisp Almond Fingers

Preparation info

  • Makes


    Finger Cookies
    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Country Cooking of France

By Anne Willan

Published 2007

  • About

I always succumb to little cookies like these Almond Fingers, designed for dipping in a glass of sweet wine at the end of a meal. There are many versions, and most of them depend for texture (croquet means “crisp”) on baker’s ammonia, an obscure powder that will clear your sinuses with a single sniff. Stand back when using it, as this mystery ingredient is none other than smelling salts, the homey Victorian remedy for a fainting fit! You will find it on the Internet or in baking supply stor