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Ricciarelli – Chewy Almond Biscuits

Ricciarelli are soft and chewy Italian almond biscuits that are made with simple ingredients like almond flour, egg whites, sugar, and orange zest.






















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They have a unique texture that is crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. Ricciarelli are perfect for breakfast, snacks, or as a special dessert. Enjoy them with a cup of coffee or a glass of sweet dessert wine. With their delicious almond flavor, Ricciarelli are sure to be a crowd pleaser.


How To Make Ricciarelli Biscuits:


The Ingredients

  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature

  • 300 g(3 cups) almond meal

  • 250 g caster sugar

  • 2 egg whites

  • Finely grated zest of 1 lemon

  • Icing sugar, for dusting


The Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.

  2. Mix the almond meal and sugar in a large bowl. Add the egg whites and lemon zest and mix through to create a paste (hands are best). Pinch off pieces of paste and shape into 3 cm x 4 cm rectangles or circles. Coat well in the icing sugar, then place onto the lined tray, leaving room for spreading. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the biscuits are slightly marked and the bottom is firm.

  3. Cool on a rack. These biscuits keep for weeks in an airtight container.

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