• 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


  • STEP 1
    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.
  • STEP 2
    Reduce oven temperature to 150 degrees C and line a baking sheet with greaseproof paper.
  • STEP 3
    In a small bowl lightly beat the eggs, vanilla and almond extracts together. Set aside.
  • STEP 4
    In another bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Beat until blended.
  • STEP 5
    Gradually add the egg mixture and beat until a dough forms, adding almonds about halfway through.
  • STEP 6
    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.
  • STEP 7
    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.

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