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Almond Biscuits Recipe

Almond Biscuits Recipe

Ingredients : makes 16 pieces

125 g (4 oz) lard

1/2 cup caster sugar

1 teaspoon almond essence

1 1/2 cups plain flour

8 almonds, blanched

1 egg yolk

1 tablespoon water

Yellow food coloring


Method :

Put the almonds in a small pan with cold water and bring to the boil. Drain and split the almonds into two. Set aside.


Beat the lard and sugar together until soft and creamy. Lard can be soften at room temperature. Add almond essence and a few drops of yellow coloring. Mix in the plain flour gradually, stirring well for the dough to combine. Take a few spoonfuls of dough and shape into flat round cakes of 2 inches in diameter.


Put on a well-greased baking tray. Press half an almond in the center of each biscuit. Beat the egg yolk and brush the tops of each biscuits. Bake for 30 minutes in a slow over until the biscuits are pale golden. Cool slightly on tray, and remove using a spatula. Store in an airtight container.

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