Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Almond Biscuits


125g golden syrup
Grated rind of 1 lemon
50g unsalted butter
110g brown sugar
1/2 tsp ground Cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground Cloves
1/2 tsp ground Nutmeg
1 egg
250g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
200g flaked Almonds


Preheat the oven to 140C

Heat the syrup, 60g sugar and butter until the sugar has dissolved.  Leave till almost cool.

Stir the egg, spices, lemon rind, the remaining sugar into the mixture.

Sieve the flour and baking powder into the mix and knead it together.  Let it stand for 1 hour.

Grease a baking tray and roll the dough out to 1/2cm thick.  Cut into 3cm rounds, lay them on the baking sheet and sprinkle on the Almonds.

Bake for 25-30 minutes.

Remove from the oven and shake over some icing sugar (optional).

Leave to cool and store in an airtight container

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