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Almond Macaroons

ingredients

makes 16 - 20
fat for greasing
2 egg whites
2/3 cup (150 g) 5 oz caster sugar (superfine granulated)
7/8 cup (100 g) 4 oz ground almonds
2 tsp (10 ml) ground rice
split almonds or halved glace cherries to decorate

method

1. Grease a baking sheet and cover with rice paper.

2. Set the oven at 160°c (325°f) gas 3.

3. In a clean, grease free bowl, whisk the egg whites until frothy but not stiff enough to form peaks.

4. Stir in the sugar, ground almonds and ground rice.

5. Beat with a wooden spoon until thick and white.

6. Place small spoonfuls of the mixture 5 cm/ 2 inches apart on the paper or pipe them on.

7. Place a split almond or halved glace cherry on each.

8. Bake for 20 minutes or until pale fawn in colour. Cool on a wire rack.

What did you think?

8 people have helped to review this recipe. Thankyou!

Brilliant
posted by csoiyty @ 06:09PM, 12/19/10
Simple and easy brilliant
Help
posted by bt @ 09:09AM, 8/28/11
Do you need to use rice paper , or can you make them without???
Rice Paper
posted by Geoff @ 07:23AM, 8/21/12
I dont think you need rice paper. Just search the web...
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