I hope you’ve all had another fabulous (and productive) week! Recently, I’ve been trying my hand at baking and am absolutely loving it and would love to share an easy Amaretti biscuit recipe with you – but we’ll get to that shortly.
I’m actually loving baking so much, that I’ve decided to start sharing my favourite baking recipes from all around the world. I’ll also be posting vegan or raw-based recipes too (I love them just as much, if not more than the regular old recipes!) So, let’s dive in with this amazingly easy Amaretti biscuit recipe that I inherited from my grandparents (fun fact – my mother’s side is Maltese, which are culturally very similar to the Italians – hence the Italian recipe.) If you’re interested, check out my recent travel through the Maltese Islands of Gozo and Comino 🙂
Easy Amaretti Biscuit Recipe
Makes approximately 20 biscuits
- 125g (4 oz.) ground almonds
- 1 cup castor sugar
- 2 egg-whites
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- Few drops almond essence
- Blanched almonds for decorating (approx. 10)
- Combine the ground almonds and sugar.
- Add the egg-whites, vanilla and almond essence – make sure you mix it well!
- Place the mixture in a small bowl and beat with an electric mixer on medium speed for 3 minutes.
- Allow the Amaretti mixture to stand for 5 minutes.
- Spoon the mixture into a piping bag (you can actually make these yourself using grease-proof paper! Simply cut a bit of paper, roll into a cone and tape the side. Then cut the edge where the paper turns into a funnel and BOOM…instant piping bag.)
- Pipe the mixture onto a greased oven tray lightly dusted with flour. You’ll need to pipe the mixture in a circular motion, from the centre to make the biscuits roughly 4cm (1 ½ inches) in diameter.
- Split the decorating almonds into half and place onto of each Amaretti biscuit.
- Bake the Amaretti biscuits in the oven on moderate for approximately 12 minutes or until the tops are lightly browned.
Voila – there you have it…a totally easy Amaretti biscuit recipe that you can try at home!
P.S – if you want to stray away from the traditional recipe and add a bit more fun, then you can add a small dollop of nutella to the tops before baking OR once baked, dip one side of the biscuits into melted chocolate (dark preferably!)
**Please note that this recipe is not vegan and will contain dairy, animal-based products and nuts.
Wishing you love and light for the week ahead,
P.P.S – If you tried this recipe at home, I’d love to hear what you think! Please leave us comment below 🙂