Friday, 25 July 2014
But obviously, married to an Italian man and living in Italy led to a bombardment and consequently appreciation of Western desserts. She would follow the recipe step by step, all the ingredients weighed to the gram, but as soon as she gets to the amount of sugar on the page, she would gasp in horror as she sees how much 300g of sugar looked like on a scale, and would put half of it back into the sugar bag.
Recipe adapted from Juls Kitchen
a pinch of salt
100g whole almonds
zest of 2 oranges
Preheat the oven to 180C.
Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl, then mix in the orange zest, eggs and lastly the almonds.
Put on a work surface and knead until it comes together.
Form into two logs, about 5cm wide and put it on a greased baking sheet and bake for 20-30 minutes or until golden.
While hot, cut into 1.5cm slices and put them open side up back on the baking tray to bake for a further 5 minutes. Then turn over and bake for 5 minutes more.