Sunday, 12 December 2010

Almond and Pistachio Bread

Decided to try a Margaret Fulton's recipe while I'm having trays of Chocolate Mocha Cookies lining up waiting for their turn into the oven.

I heard about Margaret Fulton but didn't own any of her cookbooks. When I came upon her X'mas Iphone application, I decided to download. It's not expensive and it's a good guide for me what her recipes are like. I find them really easy, simple with very minimum ingredients required.

Although there aren't a lot of recipes on the application but there's quite a few I would love to try. Just the X'mas treats category, I'm already having hard time which to chose.

6 ingredients are required for this recipe.
3 egg whites
1tsp vanilla essence
3/4 cup whole almond
1 cup plain flour (sifted)
1/2 cup caster sugar
1/4 cup pistachios (shelled)

Preheat oven to 180 degrees
Grease a small non-stick loaf bin
Beat egg whites until stiff without being dry, then gradually beat in the caster sugar
Continue beating until mixture is thick and glossy
Fold in the rest of ingredients, mixing well
Turn the mixture into prepared tin
Bake for about 30mins until pale golden and firm to touch


Leave to cool in the tin then turn out wrap in foil
Place in refrigerator and leave overnight. This helps to cut thin, even slices
Cut into thin slices and place on an ungreased baking tray


Bake in a preheated 180 degrees oven, until pale golden and crisp


These are very addictive! Super crispy/crunchy because I sliced it very thinly. Over baked the 1st batch therefore a bit too brown. But the subsequence trays were a lot better.

This is my 2nd entry for Bake A Difference event. More information can be found from blog Jeroxie.


penny aka jeroxie said...

Biscotti seems to be so popular. Can you believe that I have never made any before? Thanks again for joining lovely!

cltyw said...

It's time for you to try!
It's my 2nd time making them and they were way better compared to the 1st try. Think the thickness of it affects the result a lot.

Hannah said...

Oh gosh, I'm so impressed by your slicing skills! I love almond bread but have always made biscotti instead, because I'm not good at slicing the bread thinly enouhg. I like your tip about putting it in the fridge overnight! :)

cltyw said...

Hi Hannah,
Owning a good sharp knife helps a lot! It's Margaret Fulton's tip btw....hehe....but I did try to slice it as thin as possible.

Cherrie Pie said...

this looks so delicate and crunchy. looks great!

cltyw said...

Thanks Cherrie! Hard to stop once started!!!