Brutti ma buoni (Ugly but good biscuits)

    1 hour 30 min

    These delicious biscuits are known as brutti ma buoni - Italian for 'ugly but good'. They are almond biscuits with a lumpy and irregular shape, which happen to be gluten-free. Enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 600g blanched almonds, toasted
    • 500g caster sugar
    • 250g egg whites (about 7)
    • 30g butter
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

    1. Chop almonds finely.
    2. Beat egg whites to stiff peaks and add to almonds.
    3. Add sugar, cinnamon and vanilla.
    4. Pour in a saucepan and cook on low heat for about 20 minutes or until it doesn't stick to the pan, mixing constantly with a wooden spoon.
    5. Pour spoonfuls on a lined baking tray, giving them an irregular shape.
    6. Bake on 130 C / Gas 1/2 for about 40 minutes

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    Well the ugly part was correct. It tasted different to say the least.  -  19 Mar 2014