Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Saffron Amaretti

Wow! This is my 100th recipe nearly after 2 years,finally i have reached this.100 recipes after 2 years with very less viewers,but still it's ok,my thirst for new recipes  keeps going. Anyway amaretti's are traditionally flavoured with almond essence,here i have used saffron, which was really good.Saffron and almonds goes very well with each other.
Saffron not only gives a rich yellow colour,it also gives a nice flavour.This expensive spice is also used for many treatments,for cold or flu saffron with milk is a good home remedy.To read more about the history and chemistry of saffron click here
Ground Almonds-120g
Caster Sugar-220 g
Egg whites-2
Saffron-1/2 tsp mixed with 1/2 tbsp of warm milk.
Combine ground almonds,caster sugar,egg whites and saffron in a large bowl, beat with a electric mixer for 3 to 4 minutes.
Spoon the mixture into the piping bag fitted with 1 cm plain tube,pipe them in circular form in a greased and lined baking tray.Place 1 almond on top of each biscuits.Cover the tray loosely with foil and leave them in the room tempearature for overnight.This will stop the amaretti's spreading out when they are baking.
Preheat the oven to 180 degree celsius,bake it for 10 to 12 minutes.Leave it in the tray for 2 to 3 minutes.
Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

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