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Recipe: Italian treats


Recipe: Italian treats

Who doesn’t love a good biscuit? This week our home cook competition continues with this delicious biscotti recipe from reader Lisa. What are you waiting for? Get baking!

Italian Amaretti Biscotti


  • 3 egg whites from large eggs
  • 3 cups (280g) ground almonds
  • 1½ cups (190g), minus 1 tbsp, caster sugar
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp amaretto liqueur
  • Icing sugar


Preheat the oven to 170°C. Line two baking trays with baking paper. In a mixer, whisk the egg whites to stiff peaks. Fold in the ground almonds, caster sugar and vanilla extract. Slowly stir in the amaretto. Add just enough so the mixture is a thick paste that can be formed into a ball in your hand (it should still be very sticky though).

Place the remaining caster sugar and icing sugar for rolling on two separate plates. Using a teaspoon, scoop out a chunk of the mixture and roll it into a ball in your hands. Roll it in the caster sugar, then roll it in the icing sugar and place on the baking tray.

Repeat with the remaining dough. Leave a bit of space between the biscuits as they will expand slightly during cooking.

Use your finger to squash the biscuit balls a little, then place in the oven to cook for 15 minutes.

Take out of the oven, leave to cool for 5 minutes, then remove from the baking tray.


Fancy yourself as a bit of a home cook? Or have a great recipe to share? Simply email your recipe, along with your name and a photo (if you have one) to to go into the running to win a $100 voucher from the wonderful team at IGA Marketplace Wises Road. Our home cook competition launched recently and will continue for the next few weeks. Enter now! For more details visit

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