Almond, Cardamon & Rose
These are some of my all-time favourite little chewy biscuits inspired by Nigella Lawson. They are moist from the almonds, heavenly scented from the rose, warming and sweet from the cardamon.
They also take very little time to prepare and bake and always look pretty scattered with some extra rose petals and put in a pretty box to take as a gift to a friend ( rose is a universal symbol of love and friendship)
Vata season approaches as autumn draws in: vata is pacified by a little sweetness and staying warm. Almonds also have sattvic qualities in ayurveda and produce Ojas ( your immunity and purest, vital energy)
So get into the kitchen and breathe in the calming aromas of this recipe, then cosy up with a warm mug of something, a friend, a good book or your cat/dog - stay warm, stay nourished and feel the love 💕
200g ground almonds
180g caster sugar
1/2 tsp ground cardamon
1/2 rose essence
2 egg whites ( or 4 tbsp aquafaba)
Blanched almond pieces ( around 20)
Pre-heat oven to 180c (fan) and line a baking
tray with greaseproof paper
Mix the ground almonds, sugar, egg whites, cardamon and rose until you get a paste.
Roll into small walnut-sized balls.
Place onto baking tray and squash a small blanched almond into the middle.
Bake for 10-12 mins until just starting to brown.
If they go golden too quickly turn the oven
down by 20 degrees.