As its Biscuit week on The Great British Bake Off tonight I thought I would have a go at a new biscuit.
Inspired by a Mary Berry recipe from a book from 1995 Mary Berry’s complete cook book ( my most used cookery book )
I set about making a gluten free version using hazelnuts to decorate.
2 egg whites
125g caster sugar
60g gluten free plain flour
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
60g melted butter
rough chopped hazelnuts or flaked almonds
Line a couple of baking sheets with baking parchment
put egg whites and caster sugar into a mixer , beat until frothy
add sieved flour , butter and vanilla extract
put 6 teaspoon’s of mixture on to the sheet leaving plenty of space between each one
sprinkle with a few crushed hazelnuts
bake in a hot oven 180c for 6 mins
take out immediately and using a spatula or fish slice
put each one on a greased rolling pin
to cool, then put on a wire rack
They should resemble roof tile’s ‘tuile’
repeat until all mixture is used up.
store in an airtight container.
I think if these had been presented to Paul and Mary on the ‘gingham alter’ I think they would probably have said they needed another minute in the oven as they were slightly softer than intended . Still delicious though.
Enjoy watching Bake off!