Macaroons are the answer if you are sick of looking at a depleted bowl of nuts or bored with cracking them and getting pieces of shell all over the carpet. Crack them all and grind them in the food processor. You can mix the nuts, but I think a single flavour is to be preferred. Hazelnuts make a welcome change from the more usual almonds.
Mix the ground nuts and sugar together, and then stir in the egg white to form a stiff paste. Line a baking sheet with rice paper. Take
You can do this simply with oiled fingers or use a decorative stamp, covered loosely in oiled clingfilm, to make a design on top of the macaroons. The final size should be about
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