Almond Macaroons

I love macaroons! I've probably said it before, but they are just so simple and delicious. Also, my Nana use to make them too, so I guess they are a nostalgic treat.

I also love almond, and so they seemed like a perfect combination. 

I must admit though, I over-cooked these quite a bit. The recipe said an hour and after 40 minutes they were well over-done, so keep an eye on them. I nearly just threw them in the bin, but its amazing how critical you can be of your own work sometimes. After deciding I would just take them into work, I was later informed by one of my colleagues that they were his favourite of all the baked goods that I had put in the tea room since I started supplying my workplace with treats a few years ago.

I think I need to try them out again now, and watch them in the oven!

Almond Macaroons

2 egg whites
110g caster sugar
125g ground almonds
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
35g plain flour
18-20 whole blanched almonds

Preheat oven to 150 degrees and grease two oven-trays. 

Beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, beating until dissolved between additions. Fold in ground almonds, extract and sifted flour, in two batches. 

Drop tablespoons of mixture about 5 cm apart onto trays. Place one blanched almond on top of each macaroon. 

Bake for about 45mins - 1 hour. Cool on trays.

Happy Baking x 

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