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
- Heat the oven to 140C (fan assisted) or gas mark 3 and line two baking trays with greaseproof paper.
- In a clean mixing bowl, whisk the egg whites until they form soft peaks.
- Add in the sugar, continuing to whisk until the whites are glossy.
- Sift in the flour and spoon over the almonds and quickly fold everything together, keeping the mixture light and airy.
- 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.
- 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!