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Food Monday ~ Macaroony Biscuits

Macaroony Biscuits.
Pre-heat oven to 150ºC

4 egg whites from large eggs
4 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon almond extract
250 ml coconut
Chocolate for filling

Cover a Cookie sheet with Parchment paper.
Combine egg whites, vanilla and almond extracts, and sugar, then fold in coconut.
Drop small mounds (1-2 inches across) of the coconut mixture onto a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet, leaving a couple of inches between each of them.
Bake the macaroons for about 15-20 minutes, until golden. Transfer with the parchment paper, to a rack and let them cool for about 15 minutes, then sandwich with a thin layer of melted chocolate and leave to set before putting them in an airtight container.

Food Monday ~ Almond Biscuits

Almond Biscuits
Preheat oven to 190°C

6 ozs all purpose flour
½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
3 ozs butter
6 ozs light brown sugar
4 ozs ground almonds
1 egg, beaten
Few drops almond essence
Flaked almonds for decoration

Sift the flour and bicarbonate of soda.
Beat butter & sugar until fluffy, beat in the egg, fold in the flour, ground almonds and almond essence.  Form the mixture into teaspoon sized balls. Place on a greased and floured baking tray 2 inches apart and flatten slightly with a fork. Press almond piece on to top of each biscuit and bake for 8–10 minutes.