Monday, 28 March 2011

daily rituals & last minute sweet treats

It's one of life's simple pleasures...  A decent drop of coffee and fifteen minutes to yourself to enjoy it. I try and make this a daily ritual and always (and a tad guiltily) include a little sweet something on the side...

Faced with no such treat to be found in my pantry this morning, I remembered my favourite  (knock together) almond biscuit recipe. I've seen more refined versions of this recipe that require piping bags and call for the mixture to stand over night etc...

These biscuits, although quite 'rustic' are super fast to make, require virtually no baking skills and are in my opinion pretty delicious!

What you'll need -

1 cup of raw sugar (you can use white if you prefer a finer texture)
125g of Almond Meal
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon of Almond Essence
1/2 teaspoon of Vanilla Essence
A handful of blanched almonds

(Makes around 20 biscuits)

  1. Beat all the ingredients (with the exception of the blanched almonds) together with an electric mixture for about 3minutes.
  2. Spoon dollops of mixture onto a baking tray, lined with baking paper.
  3. Pop a blanched almond in the centre of each biscuit.
  4. Bake at 180 degrees for around 15mins or until golden.

Now while they cool... you can make yourself a coffee then put your feet up and enjoy the moment! 


  1. Love your photos! The look delicious!

  2. Thanks Annie! Checked out your blog too, it's great!

    Your mushroom crostini looks especially unbelievable! Going to give it a go this weekend, yum!

  3. mmm I like these biscuits too :)