Preparation info

  • 12–14

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      20 min

Appears in

Mrs Beeton's All About Cookery

By Isabella Beeton

Published 1861

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  • 2 egg whites
  • 4 oz. castor sugar
  • 4 oz.


Grease and flour a small baking-tray. Whisk egg whites—not too stiffly. Whisk in half of the castor sugar, then fold in ground almonds, essence and remaining sugar, lightly. Spread the mixture evenly over the prepared tray. Bake in a moderate oven (350 ° F., Gas 4) until almost set, then cut at once into rounds ii in. in diameter, return them to the oven with the trimmings, until quite f