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145g blanched whole almonds, toasted and chopped coarsely
1 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
260g all-purpose flour
150g granulated white sugar
3 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp almond extract
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Toast almonds for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned and fragrant. Let cool and then chop coarsely. Set aside.
Reduce oven temperature to 150 degrees C and line a baking sheet with greaseproof paper.
In a small bowl lightly beat the eggs, vanilla and almond extracts together. Set aside.
In another bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Beat until blended.
Gradually add the egg mixture and beat until a dough forms, adding almonds about halfway through.
On a lightly floured surface roll dough into a log about 14 inches (35 cm) long and 3 - 4 inches (8 - 10 cm) wide. Transfer to baking tray and bake for 30-40 mins. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack for 10 mins.
Cut into slices 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) thick diagonally and arrange evenly on baking tray. Bake 10 mins on each side (until they are firm). Remove from oven and cool.