21 November, 2012

Almond Bread!

I've had a few request for the recipe I use for making Almond Bread. So here it is!
4 egg whites
125g caster sugar
1 cup plain flour
125g whole unblanched almonds

Beat egg whites until stiff. Gradually add the sugar and continue beating until the mixture is stiff. Fold in the sifted flour and almonds.

Place in a well-greased and paper lined log tin. (I have my baking paper overlapping the long sides of the tin. This makes it easy to remove the loaf.) My tin measures approx 8cm x 25cm. Bake in a moderate oven (180oC) for 35-40 minutes until firm. Leave to cool on rack.

When cool, wrap in a clean tea towel and place into an air-tight container for one week.

Cut into very thin slices with a sharp knife and place onto a clean, cold oven tray. Bake in a slow oven (150oC) until the slices have dried out (approx 35 min). Cool and store in an air-tight container.

Note: If you are in a hurry and want to slice and re-bake on the same day, steam your almonds for approx 20-30 minutes until soft. Let them cool before adding to mix.

Enjoy your almond bread!

8 comments:

Tracee said...

They sound delicious.

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

I might just have to give these a try. thank you for sharing. hugs

shez said...

i will be trying these,thankyou so much Christine for sharing your recipe.xx

Cheryll said...

Better still... I'll be over with the coffee!
Wish I could :(
Sounds yummo though!

Fiona said...

these don't sound too difficult for me.... and I just love it so will be giving it a go.... almonds on the shopping list.....
thanks so much Christine...
Hugz

Melody said...

I'm going to make some too. Thank you so much for the recipe.

Mrs Shepo said...

Thanks for this recipe Christine, I am not much of a cook but this looks like something I could handle. Looking good for some Christmas pressies. Cheers.XX

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Almonds are steaming :o)