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Almond Macaroons

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Who doesn't love a sweet macaroon, crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside and full of delicious almond flavours!

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Ingredients

  • 4 ounces ground almonds
  • 1 1/2 to 2 egg whites
  • 5 ounces caster sugar
  • 12 blanched almond halves
  • icing sugar to dust (optional)

Details

servings 12
Level of difficulty Easy
Cooking time 15mins
Cost Budget Friendly

Preparation

Step 1

Pre-heat the oven to 200*C/400*F. Line a baking tray with silicone paper or parchment. Set aside.

Step 2

Beat the egg whites with a fork until foamy.

Step 3

Put the ground almonds into a food processor and process until very fine. This should take about 15 seconds.

Step 4

Add 1/4 of the egg whites. Process for 10 seconds.
Add half of the sugar. Process for 10 seconds.
Add another 1/4 of the egg whites and the remaining sugar. Process for another 10 seconds.
Add a further 1/4 of the egg whites. Process again.

Step 5

The mixture should be quite soft, but you should be able to shape it into 12 balls the size of a walnut.
If you think the mixture is too stiff, add the remaining egg white.

Step 6

Place the balls 2 inches apart on the lined baking sheet.

Step 7

Brush all over with cold water and then drop 1/2 an almond on each.
Bake for 15 to 16 minutes, until lightly browned.
Take care not to overbake. They should be crisp on the outside, but still moist and chewy on the insides.

Step 8

Remove from the oven to a wire rack to cool.

Step 9

Dust with icing sugar if desired. Store in an airtight container.

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