VE Day Inspired Recipes: Almond Biscuits

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Wartime Ration Recipe: Almond Biscuits

Almond biscuits have become a wartime classic. Although this recipe may not be exactly how they were made during the war, they’ll make the perfect accompaniment to your tea when we all raise a cup on May 8th.

You will need:

  • 4 egg whites
  • 140g caster sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 140g ground almonds


  1. Heat the oven to 140C (fan assisted) or gas mark 3 and line two baking trays with greaseproof paper.
  2. In a clean mixing bowl, whisk the egg whites until they form soft peaks.
  3. Add in the sugar, continuing to whisk until the whites are glossy.
  4. Sift in the flour and spoon over the almonds and quickly fold everything together, keeping the mixture light and airy.
  5. Spoon the mixture a tablespoon at a time onto the baking trays. Keep them well-spaced and bake for 20 minutes until they are golden brown.
  6. Remove from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool.

You can enjoy these biscuits on their own or as part of a desert. Whichever way you choose, we’re certain you’ll think they’re delicious. Why not show us yours on Instagram, don’t forget to tag us @hydratem8!

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