so this afternoon i made Nigella's chewy almond macaroons. not the schmancy pants filled ones, the old school chewy, plainer ones.
Start off with this:
1 cup caster sugar
1/4 tsp freshly ground cardomom
2 egg whites
Some blanched (or slivered) almonds
Then do this:
Preheat your oven to 200ºC and line a baking tray with baking paper
Mix the meal, sugar, cardamom and egg whites together in a big bowl til it forms a really thick dough
Wash your hands all biblical-like with a splash of rosewater and roll the dough into walnut sized balls
Place said balls on tray and using either flaked (it's what i had in the cupboard) or blanched almonds, stud the top of each little morsel.
Whack in the oven for 8-12 mins (check after 8 I mean)
Then you eat them (once cooled on a rack) with a lovely cuppa.
Afternoon tea is my favourite meal.