Almond Bread Recipe
Almond bread is a delightful, light treat. It goes nicely with a cup of coffee. I particularly like a couple of slices with a very strong espresso coffee. You can make this using pistachios instead of almonds, if you prefer.
3 egg whites
½ cup of caster sugar
¾ cup of whole non-blanched almonds
1 cup plain flour
vanilla or almond essence
Beat egg whites until stiff.
Gradually blend in the sugar.
Continue beating until a good meringue consistency is achieved.
Fold in the flour and almonds.
Place mixture in a lightly greased loaf tin.
Bake for 30 to 40 minutes in a moderate oven.
Let the loaf cool completely, then remove from tin and wrap tightly in aluminum foil
Leave for 1 or 2 days.
Using a very sharp knife cut the loaf into wafer-thin slices.
Place slices on oven tray and bake at 135oC (275oF) until dry and lightly browned.