We sincerely hope our customers remain safe and well during these uncertain times.  Recent events mean we will all be spending more time at home, so here's a simple biscuit recipe, so you can look forward to a calming tea time.

 

How’s this for a novel idea? I had an off-cut of the Lola Spring oilcloth and it was just the right size to line the bottom of my favourite tray. The bright greens, pinks, reds and neutrals in the cloth make it an attractive backdrop for my oriental-style teapot and light grey mugs. And of course, once I’d made an uplifting cup of tea, we needed biscuits! So, I thought I would share the recipe for these delicious almond flavoured biscuits which have a lovely crisp outside and a chewy centre.

If a patterned tablecloth doesn’t work with your interior décor and you‘re looking for a plainer design, the Dunhem Sage tablecloth featured in the background also available in a range of colours.

Almond biscuits

Ingredients

200g ground almonds
200g caster sugar
2 egg whites
1-2 tsp almond essence
Glacé cherries and whole almonds for decoration

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.

  2. Line two baking sheets with greaseproof paper or edible rice paper.

  3. Whisk the egg whites until stiff.

  4. Gently fold in the almonds, sugar and almond essence until well combined.

  5. Place small spoonfuls of the mixture on the baking sheet, spacing them apart to allow for a little spreading.

  6. Flatten slightly with the back of the spoon and place an almond or cherry in the centre of each biscuit.

  7. Bake for approximately 15 minutes or until the biscuits are golden brown.

  8. Remove from the baking paper and leave to cool on wire rack.

 

Keep well and safe.
Denise x