cooked almond bites

These Almond Bites are sweet, crisp, crumbly biscuits and are enhanced by a topping of homemade jam and slivered almonds, and are an irresistible treat with your favourite beverage.

almond bites

I like them with an aromatic tea served in fine bone china.

makes about 40

Almond Bites “Pastini di Mandorle”

Almond Bites “Pastini di Mandorle”

Recipe by Lisa Romano
5 from 3 votes

These Almond Bites are sweet, crisp, crumbly biscuits and are enhanced by a topping of homemade jam and slivered almonds

Course: SnacksDifficulty: Easy
Servings

40

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes
Calories

120

kcal

Ingredients

  • 115 g 115 softened butter

  • 200 g 200 caster sugar

  • 115 g 115 almond meal

  • 115 g 115 plain flour

  • 1 1 egg, beaten

  • almond essence

  • 1 tsp 1 baking powder

  • 3 tsp 3 plum or berry jam

  • 40 g 40 slivered almonds

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 200C.
  • Line two or three baking sheets with baking paper.
  • Place butter and sugar in mixing bowl.
  • Beat until pale and well combined.
  • Add almond meal, beaten egg and 4-5 drops of almond essence.
  • Sift in flour and baking powder.
  • With a large metal spoon, fold and combine to a smooth, buttery dough.
  • Roll heaped teaspoonfuls between your palms and place on baking paper.
  • Space well apart.
  • Make a well in each with a pea-sized round knife handle (or your little finger), pressing each sphere down slightly.
  • Fill with a small dab of jam, then top with a few slivered almonds.
  • Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Transfer to wire racks to cool completely before storing in airtight containers.
  • These biscuits will firm when cooled.
almond bites baked

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2 Comments

  1. Lisa Romano says:

    Thanks Babu, enjoy baking the almond bites, say hi to your son. Kind regards, Lisa

  2. BABU BUDHI says:

    Almond bites are nice. Liked. Will try at home. Happy to know you are from NSW. Visited 3times. My son is at Sydney. Australian Citizen. Nice to meet u online.
    Thank u.
    Babu, Chennai, India.

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