Almond Fork Biscuits

Makes 16 biscuits

Ingredients

  • 100g butter, softened
  • 50g caster sugar
  • a few drops of almond extract
  • 150g self-raising flour
  • 25g flaked almonds

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 deg C/350 degF/Gas 4.
  2. Lightly grease 2 baking trays.
  3. Measure the butter into a bowl and beat with a wooden spoon. Gradually beat in the sugar and almond extract and then mix in the flour. Bring the mixture together with your hands to form a dough, adding a little water if required. Form the dough into balls about the size of a walnut and place well apart on the prepared baking trays. Dip a fork in a little water and use this to flatten the biscuits. Sprinkle flaked almonds on top.
  4. Bake in the pre-heated oven for about 15-20 minutes until very pale golden. Lift off the baking tray and leave to cool completely on a wire rack.