Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Amaretti biscuits with chewy centres... the recipe of dreams!



I love all things almond so amaretti biscuits have always been high on my list of favourite biscuits. The only problem is, no-one makes them so they are chewy in the middle! When I saw this recipe in 'The Cookiepedia' I knew that it was going to be first on my list of cookies to make. This recipe was super quick and very easy and the biscuits taste even better the next day too, this is definitely my new favourite recipe to 'wow' people with...



Take 1 cup of almonds...


...and 3/4 of a cup of sugar...


Blast in the food processor until smooth, then add one egg white. This makes a slightly grainy paste.


Add a second egg white and 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract and continue blending the mixture until you have a smooth purée...


Dollop the paste onto a lined baking tray using teaspoons into blobs the size of 10p pieces, spaced about 2 finger widths apart [very scientific measurements here!] As you can see, it took me a while to standardise my measurements but I eventually fixed it!


Bake at 170 °C until they are crispy and browned, I found that if you cook them for longer, the outside edge contrasts nicely with the gorgeously chewy middle...


Leave to cool for 5 minutes before eating the entire tray transferring to a wire rack. Enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee and marvel at your new found expertise to impress people with very little effort!


Would you eat amaretti? What is your favourite recipe to wow people with?
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11 comments

Temporary:Secretary said...

Maria, they look so yummy. I'll add this to my list of recipes to try! :) x

...Verdict Book Reviews said...

Yum yum - I'll have to try this for the free from peeps - wheat, gluten and dairy free. Seems quite simple. I should be able to adapt it. :D xxxx

Caroline said...

These look delicious, think I'd definitely prefer them with a chewy centre! x

Farrah Abigaelle said...

Man do those look good. Wow I'm definitely going to learn how to make those!
-Farrah

Charlotte oxo said...

Definately going to be making these, would go perfect with a hot cup of coffee! xx

daisychain said...

As soon as I can eat without nausea I am so making these.

Harriet said...

You had me at Amaretti! Om nom nom!

MissPond said...

Book marked and ready to make on return from my holiday :) They 'll go very nicely with the coffee I'll be bringing back from Paris!

danniekate said...

omg, wheat free! love it :) xoxo

Victoria said...

Yum Yum Yum! I wish I had more time to cook! xxx

A Certain Vintage said...

ok i'm so glad you have brought cookiepedia into my life! these look yum, i adore amaretti biscuits!
hope you're well xox

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