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Amaretti


Amaretti
Amaretti are little Italian almond biscuits. They are a bit like meringues, very sweet, and made with ground almonds.
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Last modified on: May 31th 2015

For 50 pieces, you will need:

How long does it take?

Time required
PreparationCookingStart to finish
23 min.40 min.1 hour 3 min.
Keeping:
Several weeks, even months, in an airtight tin.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 2 min.
Amaretti : Photo of step #1

Prepare the amaretti mixture



Weigh out 300 g caster sugar. Set aside.

Stage 2 - 2 min.
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Weigh out 350 g ground almonds. Set aside.

Stage 3 - 3 min.
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Beat 4 egg whites. Halfway through, while still beating, add 2 tablespoonsful taken from the 300 g caster sugar.

Stage 4 - 3 min.
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When the egg whites are fully beaten and glossy, reduce the speed slightly and gradually add the rest of the sugar.

Stage 5 - 1 min.
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When all the sugar is mixed in, stop beating and tip in the ground almonds, all in one go, with 3 drops bitter almond essence.

Stage 6 - 4 min.
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Fold in gently with a soft spatula...

Stage 7
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...until evenly mixed. Do not mix for too long as there is no need to mix really thoroughly.

Stage 8 - 5 min.
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Form the amaretti


Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).

Make the amaretti straight onto a sheet of cooking parchment laid on a baking sheet. It is best to pipe them, using a forcing bag, but you can shape them with 2 teaspoons instead; the shape will just be less regular.

Stage 9 - 2 min.
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If your amaretti have points on the top, you can smooth these down with a teaspoon dipped in milk.

Stage 10 - 1 min.
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Dust with icing sugar if desired.

Stage 11 - 40 min.
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Cook the amaretti

Bake for about 40 minutes, until the amaretti are just beginning to take on a creamy colour.

Remarks

It is tempting to mix the ground almonds into the meringue with the whisk, but don't do it, or the meringue will collapse completely. Fold them in gently with a soft spatula.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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And to drink?: To stay with the Italian mood, an espresso or a shot of grappa.

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Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Quick Strawberry Millefeuille, Chocolate and matcha tea biscuits, Frozen cottage cheese with strawberries, Candied grapefruit peel, Little vanilla, clementine and chestnut verrines, ... All
Egg whiteEgg white: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Pavlova, Peach and verbena feuilleté, Chocolate mousse with hazelnuts, Clafoutis "Marie-Antoinette", Nougat, ... All
Bitter almond essenceBitter almond essence: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Apricot blancmange, ... All

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