This is going to be a quick and dirty post since I'm running behind time and trying to beat the cut off for Marie's round up this week.
Luckily the most complicated part of this week's Alpha Baker project was the name of the biscuit, which I couldn't pronounce even with the phonetic key provided in the Baking Bible:
Ingredients: minimal and straightforward
Process: fun, fast and easy in the stand mixer
Dough: soft with crunchy nuts, reached extreme high on the delicious barometer
Moulding: easy peasy roll into balls and squish
Baking: problem free 15 minutes in the oven
Final result: crumbly, nutty and delicious almond biscuits
- clarifying butter is sooooo boring but the solution is to do it ahead of time while you're watching TV (as long as you don't get too engrossed in the program)
- chopping nuts finely and there's nothing to do but soldier on with this task. Using a machine is likely to get you dust rather than bits.
I highly recommend these Greek biscuits and I'm thinking of adding them to my Christmas biscuit repertoire. The only issue might be their extreme crumbliness but this could be solved by careful packaging.
The process in pictures:
Do you have a landline phone still? I do, primarily because my parents still use it to ring me. I tend not to answer it unless I know it's my parents ringing because the only other people who ring it are charities and political organisations. I don't want to speak to any of them generally, and definitely not at dinner time. However I got caught the other day and ended up agreeing to sell a book of raffle tickets. I shouldn't complain too much since I've done it before and the charity is very worthy of support. I'm not a great salesperson though and last time I ended up buying most of the book myself. This time I have a better sales plan. Buy a ticket and receive a complementary almond biscuit. I'll let you know how I go.