Another brisk, invigorating walk yesterday. A stunning panorama from the viewpoint at Fort Saint André. Thanks goodness I had some of these in my pocket when we got to the top. Deliciously crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside.
They are so easy to make and a welcome treat ,mid-walk.I polished some off this morning too, dipped in strong black coffee.
75g self-raising flour
75g of ground hazelnuts or grated “pain de noisette”
75g caster sugar
Preheat the oven to 180°c
Place the flour, sugar and nuts in a large bowl.
Rub-in the butter until the mixture looks like crumbs.
Use your hands to squash the crumbs into a rough dough.
Take pieces of the dough and roll into balls, the size of large walnuts.
Place on a greased baking tray and squash down with a fork.
Bake for 10 minutes. Do not wait until they are golden as they tend to burn underneath by this time.
Leave on the baking tray for a minute and then transfer to a cooling tray.
Also, if you wish to decorate with whole hazelnuts, pop them on mid-way through cooking, or they will become little black balls!(as I discovered yesterday)
Variations: replace the hazelnuts with walnuts or pecans.