Recipe for Sweet French Almond Biscuits
Perfect to use as an ice cream garnish, enjoy with your coffee and a café gourmand, or as a snack. Tuiles aux amandes are a fun and creative way to add a little sweetness to your day. Named after the shape of roof tiles that they resemble, the crunchy texture of tuiles aux amandes pairs well with many different desserts. You could also use these ingredients and add a bit of chocolate and nuts to make Florentines. Enjoy!
Almond Biscuits/Tuiles Aux Amandes Effilées
- 125 g Slivered Almonds
- 110 g Powdered Sugar
- 2 pinches Vanilla Powder
- 2 drops Bitter Almond Extract
- 2 White Eggs
- 25 g Melted Butter be sure to keep it at a warm temperature
- 20 g Sifted Flour
- In a bowl, place the 125g of almonds, the 110g of sugar, the 2 pinches of vanilla powder, the two drops of bitter almond extract, and the two white eggs.
- Mix them and pour the 25g of hot melted butter on top, continuing to mix.
- Cover the mixture and place it in the refrigerator for one hour.
- After an hour, preheat the oven to 150°C (300°F).
- Mix the 20g of sifted flour into the dough.
- Next, using a small spoon, scoop the dough onto a non-stick baking sheet, keeping space between the scoops.
- Flatten the dough portions with the back of a spoon dipped in water.
- Then, cook for 15 to 18 minutes.
- Once out of the oven, take a rolling pin or another cylindrical object, and create an indent across each biscuit.
- Finally, allow them to cool on a wire rack.
Almond Recipes to Try
France was once the world’s largest producer of almonds. However, due to an extreme overnight frost in February 1956, a significant number of almond trees and two-thirds of the olive trees in the region perished. A crop with a low financial return, at the time, grapevines, olive plantations and housing developments replaced the almond trees in Provence. Continue reading about almonds and calissons d’Aix.