Mantecados de Almendra

Rich Christmas Almond Biscuits

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By Frank Camorra and Richard Cornish

Published 2007

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Someone once asked me if butter instead of lard could be used to make mantecados and I answered, ‘No. Of course not! Make shortbreads if you like butter!’ I must have been feeling quite unseasonably belligerent that day, as mantecados are a traditional Christmas treat. But lard is the traditional shortening to make mantecados. Lard is rendered pork fat and is still popular in Spanish cooking. Lard has only very recently disappeared from Anglo-Saxon cooking and it is int