7th June 2012 Helen 5Comment

One (possibly the only) big advantage of my daughter’s early 5am starts is I get to make nice treats.  While she got unfettered access to my sleeping son’s toys I got to make these really tasty almond fingers I’ve had my eye on for a while.

The recipe is so simple and flour free .. and they really are gorgeous.  We brought a little box of these to a morning play date and returned empty handed!

I found the recipe on a lovely blog…
http://thegodscake.wordpress.com/2009/11/22/almond-fingers/#comment-594

It’s just…

  • 200g ground almonds,
  • 100g caster sugar,
  • 1 zest of orange / a drop of orange essence (Valencia orange was the only one I had)
  • 2 drops of almond extract,
  • 2 eggs,
  • 1tsp baking powder,
  • Icing sugar to dust.

All the ingredients are mixed into a dough.  Taking a tablespoon at a time roll the dough  into a short cigar shape, and flatten slightly while placing on a lined baking tray.
(Hint: I found a light dusting of icing sugar on the dough and on my hands made it easier to roll.)

Lightly press a few sliced almonds onto the top of each.  Cook in a preheated oven, at 180C, for about 18-20 mins.

Allow to cool and enjoy!

The fingers are beautifully light but the orange really adds the most beautiful flavour to those lovely almonds.  And I love how the almonds on top get a little toasty.

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5 thoughts on “Early Morning Treats…A recipe for heavenly Almond Fingers

    1. They really are stunning E! They never last very long at all! If you’re loving the almond I’ve another fantastic cake recipe I must post for you. The thing I love about both recipes is you can genuinely make them with stuff you tend to have in the cupboards so you can knock them out at fairly short notice! xx

    1. Oh yay Aisling. They’re very delish alright. When I’m in a rush I make them in a ball and squash each one a bit as I put them on the tray.

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