We recently purchased some of these lovely Italian biscuits, Tuscan delicacy before anyone says anything. Beautiful to look at and eat. I then realised that they are almost £1 each! I said to my wife thats outrageous, she then proclaimed that almonds are an expensive nut! You can tell who does the shopping in my house. Hence I love to put my money where my mouth is and hey presto. Easiest biscuits in the world to make, cost 15p per biscuit! I know fuel is expensive these days. These would make an excellent xmas present if they last that long. Follow the basic recipe then change it up a bit. I’m going to make some rose water and orange biscuits. Plus some hazelnut based ones.
- 2 egg whites
- Dash of lemon juice
- 200g Ground Almonds
- 200g Icing Sugar, plus extra
- 2 tbsp Amaretto
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Zest of an orange
- Beat egg whites until stiff with a dash of lemon juice
- Sift icing sugar to egg whites followed by adding all the ingredients. Gently fold everything together. Leave for four hours to stiffen up.
- After this, dust a surface with icing sugar. Roll the mix gently into a large log and cut pieces at 5-6mm intervals. Put cut side up on baking paper, dust with icing sugar and bake at 160°C for 18-19 minutes. They will be very soft when they come out of the oven. They will harden up and then release cleanly.