Almond macaroons

A recipe from France: The Cookbook

Preparation: 25 minutes

Cooking: 20-25 minutes

Serves: 6


Butter, for greasing

250 g (9oz) (2¾ cups) ground almonds

3 egg whites

500 g (1lb 2oz) (2½ cups) caster sugar


Preheat the oven to 150°C/300°F/Gas Mark 2 and line a baking tray with buttered baking parchment.

Put the almonds in a bowl and mix in the egg whites a little at a time. Stir in the sugar and mix well.

Form the dough into slightly flattened balls and place on the prepared tray.

Bake for 20 – 25 minutes, or until lightly browned.