Whisk egg yolks with sugar; beat well. Mix almond meal with baking powder. Add alternatively breadcrumbs, the mixture of almond meal and baking powder, vanilla powder and cognac. Combine ingredients very well. Beat egg whites adding 2-3 drops of lemon juice until foamy. Add egg whites to the mixture and fold using a wooden spoon. Grease a baking form and dust with breadcrumbs. Pour mixture in baking form and bake in moderate oven for about 30 minutes.
Almonds are a good source of protein (21%) and have moderate carbohydrate content, which is gradually released into the blood stream, ranking nuts a food with a low glycemic index. Furthermore, they are one of the highest in fat plant foods after olives, oils and fats, containing "good" fat, that is, monounsaturated (MUFA) and polyunsaturated (PUFA) fat.
Almonds contain vitamin E, which has strong antioxidant activity as well as vitamins A and B. Recent studies have demonstrated that eating almonds helps reduce thrombosis, inflammation and oxidative stress.
Source: Maria Nikitopoulos