Alsatian biscuits

    2 hours 30 min

    These are simple almond biscuits from French Alsace. Leave them plain or drizzle with some melted chocolate.

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    Makes: 40 biscuits

    • 100g icing sugar
    • 50g finely ground almonds
    • 200g butter, diced and softened
    • 1 egg
    • 250g plain flour
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
    • 2 tablespoons water
    • 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
    • 1 handful flaked almonds
    • melted chocolate for drizzling (optional)

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:2hr  ›  Ready in:2hr30min 

    1. Mix half of the icing sugar with the ground almonds in a bowl. In another bow beat the rest of the icing sugar with butter and the egg until light and fluffy.
    2. Mix the content of both bowls. Add flour, salt and vanilla sugar and mix well. Add 2 tablespoons water so the mix holds together. Wrap in cling film and refrigerate for 2 hours.
    3. Preheat the oven to 150 C / Gas 2. Grease a baking tray.
    4. Roll out the mixture on a floured word surface. Using biscuit cutters, cut out shapes of your choice. Brush the biscuits with egg yolk and sprinkle with flaked almonds.
    5. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly coloured, about 15 minutes.

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