Having made a big batch of lemon curd (recipe is here). I thought I’d better find some yummy ways to use it!
Now I could just eat it straight from the jar (and actually I do!), or with yoghurt and fruit for brekkie….
… but… it’s also pretty delicious combined with almonds in these divine little biscuits.
They are super easy to make and take less than 30 mins.
To make about 12 biscuits you will need:
130g Ground almonds
1/4 tsp Baking powder
1/4 tsp Himalayan rock salt
1 tsp Vanilla extract
Zest from 1 – 2 lemons (you can use any left over zest that you froze after making the lemon curd)
2 1/2 tbsp Coconut oil
2 tbsp Maple syrup
1 tbsp Lemon juice (or 1/4 tsp Lemon extract)
1 – 2 tbsp Lemon curd (recipe here)
a handful of Dried cherries
Preheat the oven to 180 C
Place the ground almonds, baking powder, salt and lemon zest in a bowl and mix well. Add the vanilla extract, maple syrup and coconut oil and use your hands to mix into a dough.
Take tablespoon-sized portions of the dough and place on a greased baking sheet. Pat down and then use your thumb to make an indent in the center.
Place the tray in the oven and bake for 10 – 12 minutes. After 5 minutes check them and if the indents are starting to close just gently use your thumb to re-shape them. Bake until they are brown. If you like your biscuits a bit crunchier then bake a little longer.
Remove from the oven but leave the oven on. Fill the indents with lemon curd and place a dried cherry in the middle. Pop them back in the oven for 2 – 3 minutes.
Allow to cool.
They will be lovely and crunchy if eaten straight away. If left for the next day they become soft and macaroon-like – which is simply yummy! You can always pop them back in the oven to re-crisp if you fancy it 🙂