Traditional Amaretti

Traditional Amaretti


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About this recipe: A classic recipe for Italian almond macaroons. They are made with just four ingredients. When first baked, they have a crisp exterior and a chewy interior. As they sit, the biscuits get crunchy throughout.

Kevin Ryan

Makes: 24 ameretti

  • 325g flaked almonds
  • 300g caster sugar
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Preheat oven to 150 C / Gas 2. Line baking trays with baking parchment.
  2. In a food processor, grind the almonds into a fine powder. Add the sugar and continue to process for another 15 seconds. Finally, add egg whites and almond extract, continue to process until a smooth dough forms around the blade.
  3. Using a teaspoon, place well rounded spoonfuls of dough onto prepared baking trays. They should be at least 3.75cm apart. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 30 minutes. Biscuits should be golden. Allow them to cool completely on baking parchment before removing. Store in a dry place.

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Something else. I'm low carbing so I sub'd the sugar for 16 tbsps' of splenda to 200g ground almonds and a dash of almond essance. and baked as directed. Yummy - 03 Dec 2010

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