Making this delicious pastry, that gains in flavor a few days after it has been baked, is quite easy. Key is you grind the freshly ground spices and make the almond paste yourself. When you grind the spices yourself, the taste of the pastry will enhance. The pastry will not get old so easily and can be enjoyed for weeks after it has been baked, provided you store the pastry in a cool place. Many will still eat it around Christmas, which makes this a truly December favorite.