Fifteen Recipes of Christmas- The Hedgecomber’s Amaretti Biscuits
125g ground almonds
125g icing sugar
1 level tablespoon plain flour
2 egg whites
75g caster sugar
Preheat oven to 180/160 fan/350/gas 4
Whisk egg whites until soft peaks have formed. Add the caster sugar a little at a time and keep whisking until you have a shiny and stiff mix.
Fold in the ground almonds, icing sugar & flour just enough to combine ingredients but without overworking it.
Scoop the mix into a piping bag and pipe 1-1.5″ mounds onto a baking tray.
Dip a finger into a glass of water and carefully tap the top of each mound to smooth it over.
Bake for 35-40 minutes until a light golden brown.
Switch the oven off but leave the amaretti in the oven with door slightly open until they are completely cool. This will keep them crisp and allow any moisture to evaporate.
Pack into jars and wrap with festive ribbon or fill into pretty tins- perfect for homemade Christmas gifts.
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