Italian "brutti ma buoni" (ugly but tasty)

    1 hour 10 minutes

    My grandpa used to buy huge bags of these biscuits and hide them so he could surprise us and give us one every time we were upset. It's a delicious biscuit from north Italy.

    Auckland, New Zealand
    4 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 600 g almonds, peeled and toasted
    • 500 g sugar
    • 250 g egg whites (about 7)
    • 30 g butter
    • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
    • 1 tsp vanilla essence

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hour10min 

    1. Chop the almonds finely.
    2. Whip egg whites to stiff peaks and add to almonds.
    3. Add sugar, cinnamon and vanilla.
    4. Pour in a saucepan and cook on low heat for about 20 minutes or until it doesn't stick to the pan, mixing constantly with a wooden spoon.
    5. Pour spoonfuls of the paste on a cookie sheet giving them an irregular shape.
    6. Bake on 130°C for about 40 minutes

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    Well the ugly part was correct. It tasted different to say the least.  -  19 Mar 2014  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)