About this recipe:Southern Italian sweets which cross over to biscuit territory! These easy to make delights will give you a taste of the Med. These delights are better left overnight before eating. Store in a tin.
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Method Prep:20min › Cook:15min › Ready in:35min
Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Mix almonds, honey, sugar, zest and eggs in a bowl. Mix thoroughly and bring together with your hands to form a sticky dough.
Turn out onto a surface heavily dusted with icing sugar. Roll into a sausage shape, cutting into portions and forming into desired shape. Alternatively roll into balls then roll them in the icing sugar. Lay on a shallow baking tray covered with greaseproof paper, and press down in the middle with a finger. The icing sugar will with help with the ‘cracked’ effect.
Bake for 15 minutes – the sweets should not be brown! Lift greaseproof paper and lay on a rack. Allow to cool before moving the sweets – they’ll be very soft when fresh out of the oven so take care not to break them!
Traditionally these are pipped with a glace cherry or almond placed on top. Be creative and see what shapes you can make.