Cherry and Almond Thins

    1 hour 45 min

    These Christmas biscuits are perfect all year round. They are sweet, buttery and oh-so-moreish. Enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee.

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    Serves: 50 

    • For the Biscuit
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 200g butter
    • 300g plain flour
    • 1 egg
    • For the Topping
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 30g butter
    • 125ml cream
    • 100g flaked almonds
    • 2 tablespoons chopped cherries

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:1hr chilling  ›  Ready in:1hr45min 

    1. Knead all biscuit ingredients into a dough, wrap in foil and chill for 1 hour.
    2. Grease a baking tray and dust with flour. Roll the dough out very thin (2mm), lay on the tray and prick with a fork.
    3. For the topping, put the sugar into a pan and brown slighty over a low heat. Remove from the heat and stir in the butter and cream. Mix in the almonds and cherries and spread the topping over the biscuit base.
    4. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6 and bake for about 15 minutes. While still warm, cut in diamonds or rectangles.

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