Sunday sweets – Amaretti

Posted on: May 16th, 2010 by admin 1 Comment

Once again- I look inside the fridge and pantry – pretty sparse- no butter, how do you bake like that?   But we’re craving a sweet with coffee before bedtime (coffee may be unwise) and I brainstorm what to make with my few ingredients.  I know it sounds like we are always claiming to make the perfect cookies, but really this recipe beats them all (heh until the next batch).

Italians make amaretti from a mixture of sweet and bitter almonds, ground into meal.   Finding bitter almonds is near impossible here so it is quite acceptable to use regular almond meal for this recipe, which is insanely simple.  So much so that I think the prep time for this recipe might be 2 minutes.

Makes about 15 – 18

  • 2 1/3 c (200 g) almond meal/ground almonds
  • 1/2  c sugar
  • 1/3 c flour
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 170ºC (340ºF) and line a baking tray.

Mix all the ingredients together.  That’s it! Simple.

Should form a slightly sticky dough.  Roll walnut sized balls and place on the baking tray, flattening them just a little.  You can place them pretty close because they won’t spread much.

Bake for 20 minutes and put the coffee on…

It is lovely to pop a whole blanched almond ontop of each cookie just before baking.  This makes them look great and also adds a good extra crunch.

Recipe adapted from DeLallo

Song for this recipe:

“Disco Biscuit Love” The Jezabels The Jezabels - The Man Is Dead - EP - Disco Biscuit Love

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