As I love almonds, plus they are good for you, this was a recipe I had often in my childhood. Quick and easy to make biscuits.
Ingredients - makes about 36 biscuits
. 2 egg whites
. 175 g. / 6 0z. castor sugar
. 75 g, / 3 oz. ground almonds
. grated rind of 1 unwaxed lemon
. Beat the egg whites until they are frothy. Gradually add the sugar and continue beating until the mixture is stiff and glossy.
Fold in the ground almonds and lemon rind.
Carefully spoon the mixture on to well greased baking sheets sprinkled with cornflour.
Leave about 5 cm. / 2 inch between between each macaroon.
Put into the oven preheated to moderate ( 180*C / 350*F or Gas Mark 4 ) and bake for 15 to 20 minutes,
or until lightly browned and firm to touch.