Saturday, July 9, 2011

Gluten free Almond and Chocolate Fingers





For these I used 200 g of almonds and 5 apricot kernels (enough to give the almonds a more distinctive flavour). If you like to know more about apricot kernels click here. I blanched everything in boiling water for a couple of minutes and then I removed the skins.



I placed the blanched almonds (and the blanched apricot kernels) in the food processor with 100 g of icing sugar. I processed the nuts but not into a 'flour', more like into a coarse mixture, like a crumble mixture. I stirred in one egg white (not need to beat it first, these are not amaretti biscuits), and then I shaped the 'fingers' with wet hands. More than baking, these biscuits need to 'dry', so I placed them in the fan oven at 180°C for 5 minutes, then I turned the oven off and let them dry until they were cold.




To finished I melted some dark chocolate (72%) and dipped one side of the biscuits into it. Once the chocolate had set the 'fingers' were ready. Perfect for tea and coffee, and very high in protein! 


Photos and Recipes by Alessandra Zecchini ©



I am 'recycling' and entering this recipe for Sweet New Zealand, for the month of February 2012, hosted by Shirleen of Sugar and Spice


19 comments:

  1. Buoni e veloci questi biscotti, e poi ho imparato che non devo buttare i noccioli delle albicocche, mi piace questa cosa ;-)) buon WE, ciauzzzzzz

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  2. Sembrano proprio i biscotti perfetti per la mia colazione.......sono in arrivo con 2 cappuccini! La Stefy

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  3. be io li consumerei anche ora che da noi è ora di colazione, la cosa incredibile che anche io ho fatto una dolce con le mandorle e limone questa mattina :-))

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  4. I dolcetti con le mandorle sono davvero sempre buoni....e poi sono piccini...e uno si sente meno in colpa, a meno che non ne mangi , che so, dodici o più!! 8-)

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  5. io i noccioli delle albicocche non li butto via mai, perché il suo interno, la mandorla amara, se aggiunge alle mandorle dolci, ma in dosi minime, questi biscottini sono stupendi, beata te che stai al fresco Alessandra, qui si muore...bacio

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  6. Almonds & chocolate...a delicious combination! That definitely deserves a +1 :)

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  7. Si Tam, in dosi minime, o sono velenose :-)

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  8. Potrei farmici davvero del male! Troppo buoni questi biscotti. bacioni, buona domenica

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  9. Veramente carini (e buoni, sicuramente!!!) i tuoi biscottini... Grazie per la visita!

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  10. These look great for snacks...! I love almond with chocolate, they taste great together :)!

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  11. troppo buoni questi biscotti, e mi fai venire in mente che devo mettere da parte un po' di noccioli di albicocche per avere le mandorle amare...

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  12. Si Gaia, immagino che questa sia la stagione in Italia :-). Beati voi!

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  13. Wow, very easy but they look and sound so delicious.

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  14. That's a lovely combination of flavor.

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  15. @ Lorraine and Jennifer, they even taste more complex than they are to make. :-)

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  16. I love the combination of almonds and chocolate, and I love that used apricot kernels as well - I can totally understand how they would add to the flavour. These look fun to make for a sweet but "not too hard to make" treat.
    Sue xo

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  17. One of my favourite kinds of recipes - quick and easy but look (and presumably taste) much more impressive! Love the thought of the apricot kernels too.

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