I remember the first time I made these biscuits … I had them on my radar to make for a few weeks … I priced almond flour. All I wanted was one measly cup of almond flour. And it was going to cost me like $10. Yikes. In case you didn’t know, I’m kind of a frugal at heart girl. $10 for one pound of flour is NOT frugal. But a little research, and checking the post over and over and drooling, I finally thought “heck, I’ve got almonds coming out my ears in this house!” … and then I found that I could MAKE MY OWN ALMOND FLOUR! I was so excited so I hopped right to it and got baking!
That first batch was good, but not the best. My almonds had the skins on so the biscuits were a little funky looking. The flour wasn’t smooth and as you can see in the picture, there were a few chunks there and they ended up looking like cookies instead of biscuits. Still tasty but not what I was aiming for.
So I ended up giving in and buying a bag for a little UNDER $10 (which now, I just buy the stuff at Trader Joe’s!) and tried it with the super fine ground stuff. I’ve tweaked the original recipe quite a few times to get the right result for ME …
1 cup of almond flour
1 tsp baking powder, slightly heaping
1/2 tsp salt
3 egg whites (extra large)
1/3 cup of butter, COLD and cut in cubes
Mix first 3 ingredients and give a good stir. Add in the butter cubes and mix up til little pebbles/peas start to form.
Give egg whites a little whipping and stir in to the flour mix. Mix well. Using just 3 extra large eggs made the batter a little thicker.
Make 4 piles on the baking mat. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Ohhh and Ahhh and think, wow, the REAL DEAL does make a difference!
Dough/batter was much more manageable than first time
These really do taste like biscuits and are nice and flakey moist. You can bake them a little longer if you’d like as they are NOT hold in your hand material BUT you need to watch them carefully as that almond flour will burn before you know it and then, well, that’s a no no!
Go ahead, give these a try … I’ve used them for breakfast with fried egg and bacon and for dinner with italian beef!
Looking forward to sharing with some of these GREAT Parties … go check them out!
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