A classic, and so easy to make. These are the perfect accompaniment to a strong coffee mid-morning and the joy is that you are actually having a protein ball, full of good fats, even though it tastes super indulgent. It’s only when I don’t get the crazy highs and lows of a sugar hit that I truly appreciate their goodness.
200g ground almonds
150g Xylitol (see below)
½ tsp almond extract
2 large egg whites
1 tbsp amaretto
50g Xylitol icing sugar
■ Preheat the oven to 170C/gas 3 and line a baking sheet with baking paper. Add the ground almonds and Xylitol to a bowl followed by the almond extract. In another bowl, whisk the egg whites to stiff peaks. Fold into the almond mix. Add the amaretto and combine.
■ Take about a dessert spoon of the mix, roll into a ball then roll in the icing sugar. Repeat until all the mix is used up. Place on the tray and bake for 20 minutes or until the biscuits start to puff up and crack (they should be pale, not golden). Remove from the oven, allow to cool and serve.
PET SAFETY NOTE
Please be aware that Xylitol is toxic to dogs. Don’t give your pet anything containing Xylitol: if this is a concern for you use an erythritol sweetener instead.