Sicilian biscuits

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    1 day 15 min

    Otherwise known as Bones of the Dead - this is my nana's recipe. Serve with wine or your favourite ice cream. They are also a great accent to a good cup of coffee.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 24 

    • 250g (9 oz) plain flour
    • 250g (9 oz) icing sugar
    • 2 dessertspoons baking powder
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
    • 3 eggs, beaten
    • 1 dessertspoon almond extract

    Method
    Prep:1day  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:1day15min 

    1. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, icing sugar, baking powder and ground cloves. Add beaten eggs and almond extract; mix well.
    2. Roll dough into 2cm balls and place firmly on a well greased baking tray. Cover with a tea towel and let stand over night. The dough will rise and spread.
    3. Preheat oven to 160 C / Gas mark 3. Bake biscuits for 10 to 15 minutes until golden brown.
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    Soooo good! These are crunchy on the outside and cake-like on the inside and so easy to make! NOTE: They have to rise overnight, so plan ahead!  -  21 Jul 2008

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    I tried making these this morning not realising they need to be left to cool over night does anyone know if i can still make them if i cool them for a couple of hours today ?  -  05 Jun 2014

    DanielleMcGuire
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    Made these recently and they turned out quite well. I didn't use cloves as I didn't have any but they still tasted lovley. The dough wasn't very firm so I added more flour. Turned out better than expected. My only real problem was the bottom of the biscuit stuck to the grease proof paper, any tips?  -  14 Feb 2014

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