Soft almond biscuits

Soft almond biscuits

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From
Sicily
Makes
15–18 biscuits

These biscuits have been favourites of ours since our earliest visits to Sicily almost 20 years ago. Little did we know that they would become a staple in our house when we found out Giancarlo couldn't eat gluten any more. The biscuits can be flavoured with the addition of a little lemon or orange zest.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
150g ground almonds
75g icing sugar
1 tablespoon runny honey
1 teaspoon almond extract
25ml egg white

To decorate or flavour

Quantity Ingredient
jam of your choice
walnuts
or almonds

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a baking tray with baking parchment. Mix together the ground almonds and icing sugar. Add the honey, almond extract and egg white and mix until you have a smooth paste. Roll the paste into small balls, approximately 3 cm wide, and press the centre down lightly with your thumb to make a small well. Place the biscuits on the baking tray, pour ½ teaspoon of your favourite jam into the centre of each one or press a nut into the well. Bake in the oven for 10–12 minutes or until lightly golden. Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool. Keep in an airtight container for up to a week, although they will harden with time.
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Italy
Italian
Sicily
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