Thursday, 7 February 2013

Almond Butter Biscuits

This week has brought many changes to Homemade Heaven life. I am starting on a new career path at the end of this month, which after 15 years at the same company, is daunting to say the least. 

I have been very busy on social media, researching and putting together business plans, before we launch my new business. All this besides finishing off my current job.

Staying normal at home is hot work, Cape Town has had a 2 week heat wave, so keeping it cool physically and emotionally is almost a full time job in its self.

Almonds are one of the most nutritious of all nuts.They are low in saturated fat and contain many other protective nutrients, said to protect against cardiovascular disease and even cancer. They also build strong bones and teeth. Still trying to find if they can calm my nerves though.

All that aside, these biscuits taste very good indeed and are wonderfully crispy and nutty. The almond flavour comes through as nutty and not like marzipan. My little grandson loves them too - his endorsement is "more", which means "don't think only one is going to work for me Granny!".

Almond Butter Biscuits

125g Soft Butter
125g Almond Butter
100g Sugar
1 egg
5ml Vanilla Essence or Extract
170g Flour
50g Cornflour
>50g Chopped Almonds
3ml Bi-Carb
3ml Baking Powder

Preheat the oven to 180°C and grease 2 baking sheets.
Beat the butter, almond butter and sugar until light and creamy.
Add the egg and the vanilla.
Sift in the flours, bi-carb and baking powder. Mix well.
Stir in the chopped almonds.
Roll into walnut sized balls and place on the sheet. Flatten with your fingers.
These biscuits do spread a little, so don't place them too close together.
Bake for 12 - 15mins until they are golden brown on the edges.

Almond Butter Biscuits

1 comment:

Barry said...

Looks delicious, and cook luck with the new venture.

Jeremiah 17: 7-8

"Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in Him. He will be like a tree planted by the water."

It is not your business to succeed, but to do what is right : when you have done so, the rest lies with God.
C.S. Lewis

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