Amaretti Biscuits


Amaretti Biscuits

I made these biscuits as a gift for my friend Louise. She has an allergy to gluten and loves Amaretto. In fact, she is responsible for my current obsession with it. The biscuits are simple to make, although a lot chewier than other Amaretti biscuits. I think next time I will add a touch more liqueur as I do have a real taste for it. Warning – these are so unbelievably moreish. I must admit I did eat a few so called, ‘burnt ones’ before I finally packaged them up.

Amaretti Biscuits Recipe

120g ground almonds
120g caster sugar
2 eggs, whites only
20ml Amaretto liqueur
Butter or oil for greasing the baking sheet
Baking parchment

Preheat oven to 170 degrees C/325 F/Gas 3

Use a small amount of butter or oil to grease the baking sheet and lay a sheet of baking parchment on top. Beat the egg whites until quite stiff

Mix in the sugar and almonds, add the Amaretto and mix again until you have a smoothish paste. Use a teaspoon to put small ‘blob’s’ of the mixture onto the baking sheet. Leave a gap of a couple of centimeters between each one as they will expand as they cook.

Bake for around 15 minutes until golden.

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    Reply Johnny January 30, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    This is a fantastic recipe! Due to my intolerance i often have to fore go many baked sweets. this an excellent alternative; i love the crispy yet chewy texture and the flavour of the amaretto is divine… more like this please!

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    Reply Aimee February 4, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    Wow, these look divine! I am always on the lookout for almond-showcasing recipes. And the addition of amaretto always makes me swoon.

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    Reply Ali October 25, 2008 at 11:03 am

    Great recipe.Do you know how long these would keep for ?(thinking !presents cheers!

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    Reply Helen October 27, 2008 at 11:05 am

    Hi Ali, hmm, they never lasted long enough to find out but I would say probably not longer than 5 days or so. If I get a chance to make a batch I will let you know.

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    Reply heidisymon December 14, 2008 at 5:08 am

    Amaretti recipe

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    Reply  Melatonin Side Effects August 15, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    i have been in Gluten Free diet because i have a chronic food allergy.~*~

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    Reply Rachael August 25, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Great idea for extra christmas presents. Thanks for the recipe.

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