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Almond Fingers


Almond Fingers


  • 100 g Butter
  • 50 g Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Essence
  • 1 Egg separated
  • 200 g Plain Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 cup chopped Almonds
  • 4 tablespoons sifted Icing Sugar


 You will need
A mixing bowl, a wooden spoon, a beater, a sifter, a rolling pin, greaseproof paper, a knife and a baking tray


  • Beat the butter, vanilla and sugar until light and creamy
  • Add egg yokes while beating well
  • Sift flour and baking powder and fold into the mixture until smooth
  • Chill for at least 1/2 hour and roll out to around 15 mm between sheets of greaseproof paper
  • Beat egg whites together with the icing sugar until thick and spread on to the pastry and sprinkle with almonds
  • Cut into fingers about 8 cm X 2.5 cm
  • Lift fingers onto a lightly buttered baking tray and bake in a moderate oven for 10 to 15 minutes until golden


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