Amaretti biscuits recipe

Recipe for amaretti biscuits in our easy vegetarian recipes collection.

Recipe ingredients

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup fruit sugar
  • 2/3 cup ground almonds
  • 1 teaspoon kirsch, optional
  • Few drops vanilla essence
  • Almond slivers, for decorating

How to make amaretti biscuits

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Whisk the egg whites until they form soft peaks.
  • Gradually add the sugar, whisking continuously until the mixture is thick and lustrous.
  • Stir in the ground almonds, kirsch and vanilla.
  • Line baking sheets with sheets of rice paper.
  • Take a spoonful of mixture about the size of a plum and roll it into a ball in the palms of your hands.
  • With a sticky mixture, you will find it easier if your hands are wet.
  • Flatten the balls and arrange them on the baking trays with plenty of space for them to expand during cooking.
  • Decorate each biscuit with a sliver of almond and bake for 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Allow to cool slightly, then carefully remove biscuits with their rice paper bases, which are edible.
  • Cool them completely on a wire rack.
  • Store in an airtight tin.

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