Clove and Almond Biscuits

    1 day 15 minutes

    You need to leave the dough for these biscuits overnight. Serve with wine or your favourite ice cream. They are also great with coffee.

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    Serves: 24 

    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 1 1/2 cups (250g) icing sugar
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
    • 3 eggs, beaten
    • 2 teaspoons almond essence

    Preparation:1day  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:1day15min 

    1. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, icing sugar, baking powder and ground cloves. Add beaten eggs and almond essence; mix well.
    2. Roll dough into 2cm balls and place firmly on a well greased baking tray. Cover with a tea towel and let stand overnight. The dough will rise and spread.
    3. Preheat oven to 160 degrees C. Bake biscuits for 10 to 15 minutes until golden brown.

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    I've been searching for a recipe that my mum called taralli. they were hard biscuits that were not too sweet and lasted a long time. she rolled them between her hands and then formed circles and baked them. these are the closest i've come to duplicating them. thank you.  -  21 Jul 2008


    These are great! I like simple treats like biscotti, etc. and this is really easy! Not sticky at all - my dough was nice and dry and a cinch to roll! I added a bit of nutmeg too  -  21 Jul 2008


    My Sicilian father had remembered this type of biscuit during Christmas, while talking about the family members we missed. After a quick search I found your recipe. He was very surprised and enjoyed them. It turns out that I found others who know of this biscuit and I got compliments. I'm glad you shared your recipe.  -  21 Jul 2008