As with many of you out there, there’s been severe lurgy in the H is for Home household this week. Well to be honest, we’ve contracted a succession of bugs stretching back 2 months at least – one after another, sometimes overlapping. And that’s after not having had a sniff of a cold for the previous 5 years. It’s certainly been quite a grim winter. When you’re feeling under the weather, any baking has to be quick and easy. These honey almond brittle biscuits seemed like the perfect answer today.
The preparation was literally a ten minute job – and they then less than ten minutes to bake. A small price to pay for some delicious home-baked biscuits.
And they were indeed delicious. The almonds and honey were a very good combination. There are lots of other potential ingredients to experiment with – peanuts, hazelnuts, pecans and coconut to name but a few. The biscuits were a lovely blend of soft gooey centres and crisp, crunchy edges. A little treat is always nice when your feeling sorry for yourself !
- 15g/½oz butter
- 15g/½oz double cream
- 75g/2⅔oz honey
- 35g/1oz caster sugar
- ⅛ tsp salt
- ½tsp lemon juice
- 25g/⅗oz plain flour
- 100g/3½oz flaked almonds
- Melt the butter in a small saucepan on a low heat
- Stir in the cream, honey, sugar, salt, lemon juice and flour, until combined
- Add the almonds and stir to combine
- Spoon teaspoonfuls of the mix on to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Give each one lots of room as they spread out quite a bit while cooking
- Flatten slightly with the back of a wet spoon
- Bake at 180ºC/350ºF/Gas mark 4 for seven minutes
- Cool on a wire rack before eating