Monday, May 14, 2012

Italian Biscuits

I found this recipe in a newspaper and these are called Italian Biscuits. I am not sure if they have a proper name like for example the Bourbon has its own name so, Italian Biscuits will have to do. Sorry to any Italians out there.


300g Ground almonds
300g Icing sugar (little extra to help roll the dough)
3 Eggs whites
2 Tsp honey
Small knob of butter to grease the baking tray with.


Apricot jam
Crème Patissière (check out my previous post on how to make)
or anything else you want to try and fill them with.


Baking tray

Makes about 30ish

Put the almonds and icing sugar into a bowl and give a little mix. Then, add the egg white and honey and stir till it becomes a smooth ball of dough.

Place the dough in the fridge for about half an hour to firm up.

Preheat the oven to gas mark 2. Now, divide your dough into four and sprinkle your work surface with icing sugar. Roll each section into a sausage which will need to cut into about 8 pieces.

Rub the baking tray with a little butter to help them not stick and then place the dough balls equally a part. Stick your thumb or finger, in the middle of it to make a small hole and put the filling of choice into it. I did half apricot jam and the other half crème patissière.

Now pop in the oven for about 15 minutes.

When they are done, leave for a few minutes to cool, and then carefully move to a cooling rack. I used a sharp knife to help slide them off if any stuck.

Once cool, nom away. I really enjoyed the almond taste and texture to these, and I think I preferred the crème patissière filling, although the jam was a close second.

An afternoon delight as they say. Actually, I think that means something else, but lets apply it to eating biscuits in the afternoon instead.


Mrs P said...

Just been informed these are called
Pasta di Mandorle!