Biscuits

Almond Biscuits

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These almond biscuits are easy to make and even easier to eat. I think this is a Greek recipe but it was given to me by an Italian relative. You have to have access to lots and lots of almond meal, which is not cheap. But not far from where I live are the Willunga almond orchards and while pottering in the district recently I just happened upon bags of almond meal at an outrageously good price. Immediately I thought of these biscuits. And then I made them. And then gave them away. But I’ll make them again one day.

You need three cups of almond meal, which is actually 300 grams, which doesn’t sound like much but it is. Mix a cup of castor sugar in to the almond meal and add a few drops of almond essence.

Lightly beat three eggwhites and mix into the almond/sugar mixture until you have a firm dough. Roll out into small sausage shapes, no bigger than your thumb, roll in flaked almonds and bake for 15 minutes until lightly browned. Let them cool on the trays.

Vincent Van Gogh, Almond Tree in Bloom, 1888, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Vincent Van Gogh, Almond Tree in Bloom, 1888, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Then you eat some, accompanied by an espresso, and hide the rest.

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2 Comments

  1. Hi Heide, thanks for stopping by. I like the look of your white choc and goji berry biscuits. Think I’ll have to have a crack at those soon!

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