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BBB doughBaking these biscuits again after many many years has been a revelation! Following my Mum’s instructions and using inexpensive ingredients that were always on hand, this recipe is the source one of my oldest baking memories. I remember these baked morsels as a very plain sweet biscuit. Mum didn’t teach me to brown the butter, she probably was unaware of the depth of flavour this created, and her biscuits were never adorned with anything at all, nuts being considered an expensive indulgence. Taking care with the method and the presentation elevates these light, crisp, sweet morsels into the realms of elegance.

125g butter

90g white sugar

175g SR flour

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla essence

Blanched almonds

Preheat oven to 170C.

Melt the butter then keep cooking it until it browns. Strain off the burnt milk solids and cool. Beat the egg and the vanilla, then using a fork, beat the mixture into the butter. Stir in the sugar then the sifted flour.

Roll teaspoons full into balls and place onto baking paper lined baking trays, spaced to allow for spreading. Press a blanched almond into the centre of each.

Bake for 15 minutes or until golden, remove from tray with a spatula and cool on a wire.

Makes approx 3 dozen




About ladyredspecs

I live in sunny Brisbane, Australia. My love of good food drives me as a cook, a reader, a traveller, an artist and but mostly as an eater. I cooked professionally for many years but have no formal training. Simply guided by a love of eating good food, respect for ingredients and an abhorrence of artificial additives, I cook instinctively applying the technical know how acquired by experience. I hope you enjoy what I share Sandra AKA ladyredspecs


  1. Leah
    May 8, 2012

    yum! these look great, I think I’ll definitely give this recipe a shot 🙂


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This entry was posted on May 7, 2012 by in Baking, Cookies, sweet biscuits, Food, Sweet mouthfuls and tagged , , , , .
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