Awesome Almond Puffs

Many years ago, we were out for Chrismtas Day lunch and we had these fabulous almonds puffs on the dessert table. I was determined to learn how to make them.

I found a few recipes and played around with them and ended up with this one as my go-to!

The keep really well for days in an airtight container (if they last that long).

Awesome Almond Puffs

INGREDIENTS

 350gm Ground Almonds

 2 Egg Whites (at room temperature)

 1 1/4 cups of Caster Sugar

1 cup of Icing Sugar

METHOD

– Preheat oven to 180C and line a large baking tray with non-stick paper

– Place the egg whites in a large bowl and whisk until light and fluffy

– Add the caster sugar and almond meal

– Using your hands, mix together until well combined

– Place the icing sugar in a separate bowl

– Roll a heaped teaspoon of the mixture into a ball and drop into the bowl of icing sugar and toss to coat

– Place each completed ball on a baking tray

Traying up almond biscuits

– Leave space between each ball to allow for expansion

– Bake on the centre shelf for 10 – 15 minutes. When they have cracked slightly on top and have a small golden patch on the base they are ready.

– Allow to cool on the tray for a few minutes so that they firm up and don’t crumble.

– Transfer to a wire rack until completely cold.

If you use pure icing sugar, these are a fabulous gluten free treat.

This recipe will make approximately 30 balls.

These little balls of yumminess are always made at Christmas and Easter time and a few batches in between.

What is your favourite biscuit that you love to make?

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