. 250g almonds blanched and peeled
. 200g very soft/ partially melted butter
. 2 eggs
. 350g caster sugar
. 3 tbsp cinnamon
. 500g flour
. 3/4g baking powder
. Big mixing bowl
. Grease proof paper
- Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F/ Gas Mark 4).
- Mix the baking powder and flour together and put aside.
- In a second small bowl, mix the sugar and cinnamon and put aside.
- Whisk the eggs in a large mixing bowl and slowly add in the sugar and cinnamon mix.
- Mix in the butter.
- Add flour and baking powder mix and continue mixing. It will now be rather thick and rather difficult to mix but try to get it to a smooth consistency - if the mixture is too thick for the hand mixer, use your hands to knead it..
- Finally, add the almonds , ensuring they are fairly evenly mixed.
- Form the dough into two long, narrow loaves. Wrap the loaves in greaseproof paper and place them in the freezer. They can be stored in this way until you fancy popping a few biscuits in the oven (we always have a loaf or two stored in the freezer).
- Once the loaves are completely hard (usually a few hours will do, but it's best to leave them overnight) put your loaves on a chopping board and cut 3mm thick slices and place on a baking tray. One loaf produces quite a lot of biscuits so I'd recommend baking one and storing the other.
- Bake the slices for 7-10 mins. If your slices are thicker they may need a little longer. The biscuits should still be slightly soft when you take them out of the oven and will harden as they cool.
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