Sesame Seed and Almond Biscuits

Sesame Seed and Almond Biscuits

These traditional Italian biscuits are light and delicious and can be enjoyed perfectly with an espresso!

Categories: Desserts

Serves: Makes 16 Preparation time: 45 mins Cooking time: 15 mins

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Ingredients

  • 100ml Filippo Berio Mild & Light Olive Oil
  • 5cm strip lemon rind
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 4 tbsp dry white wine
  • 1 tsp grated lemon zest
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 200g plain flour
  • 40g ground almonds
  • Beaten egg white
  • Pine nuts to glaze
  • Icing sugar to dust

Method

  1. Place the olive oil, lemon rind and sesame seeds in a small saucepan and heat for 1-2 minutes until hot. Remove from the heat and leave to cool. Discard the lemon rind.
  2. Pour the oil and sesame seeds into a large mixing bowl. Add the wine, grated lemon zest and sugar and mix together. Slowly add the flour and ground almonds, stirring between each addition. Gather the dough into a bowl and knead until smooth.
  3. Wrap in cling film and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF/Gas Mark 4. Roll out onto a floured surface and using a 7.5cm fluted cutter, stamp out the biscuits.
  5. Place on greased baking sheets, brush the tops with egg white and scatter over pine nuts. Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Dust with icing sugar.

Cook with:

Mild & Light In Colour Olive Oil

This Olive Oil is a healthy substitute for other cooking oils. With its high smoke point it is the ideal choice for frying, stir-frying and baking. The light bouquet allows the natural flavour of food to come through.

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