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Amaretti biscuits

Amaretti biscuits

These light Italian biscuits are crisp on the outside and slightly chewy inside. Whip up a batch for edible presents - you can dust them with icing sugar for a pretty finish.


Preparation method

  1. Preheat the oven to 170C/325F/Gas 3.

  2. In a large bowl beat the egg whites until firm.

  3. Mix the sugar and the almonds gently into it.

  4. Add the amaretto liquor and fold in gently until you have a smooth paste.

  5. Place some baking parchment on a baking sheet lightly brushed with butter.

  6. Using a teaspoon place small heaps of the mixture approximately 2cm/¾in apart. as they will expand whilst cooking.

  7. Bake in the oven for approximately 15 minutes until golden brown.

Less than 30 mins preparation time

10 to 30 mins cooking time

Makes approximately 20 biscuits

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