Makes20
40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 200g of ground almonds
  • 200g of sugar
  • 1/8 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tbsp of Amaretto
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla essence
  • 3 medium egg whites
  • icing sugar, to dust

Method

1
Preheat an oven to 150°C/gas mark 2
2
Place the ground almonds, sugar and bicarbonate of soda in a bowl and mix together
3
Stir in the egg whites, vanilla essence and Amaretto, mixing until you have a thick paste
4
Transfer the mixture to a piping bag, then snip a 1.5cm hole at the end
5
Pipe even blobs, around 2.5cm in diameter, onto a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper
6
Using a damp pastry brush, dab each blob to get a smooth top, then dust with icing sugar
7
Bake for 20–25 minutes, or until the biscuits are cracked and pale gold
8
Leave to cool a little then dust with more icing sugar