My Christmas present from my darling children was Jo Seagar’s new recipe book, A Bit of What You Fancy. It is a lovely looking book and I can definitely spend hours drooling over the recipes in it. In particular, there are two biscuit recipes that really appealed to me. So, yesterday, I made these gorgeous Chewy Almond, Honey and Lime Biscuits. They are an absolutely divine dairy and gluten free treat!
Just like macarons, they have an egg white and almond meal base, but you don’t need to beat the eggs quite so much. I’m guessing it’s because of the almond and egg white base, I liked these so much. It is so nice to have a biscuit that seems quite simple to make but is more of an adult treat.
2 egg whites
2 cups of Almond Meal
1 cup of Castor Sugar
zest of 3 limes (finely grated)
1 Tablespoon of honey (Warmed)
Preheat oven to 160C and dust two baking trays with icing sugar.
Beat egg whites to soft peaks, then add the rest of the ingredients and mix to a soft paste.
Roll into balls, then roll in icing sugar.
place on trays leaving enough space to spread out slightly. Gently press, but do not flatten.
Bake for approx 15 mins.