Amaretti are those gluten-free Italian cookies, or rather “macarons”, which can be hard or soft and chewy, they are usually flavored with almond extract. Perfect to go with your tea or coffee or to offer during the festive season.
So if you have egg whites left over and you don’t know what to do with them, even if the meringue is the first thing that comes to mind. But with a few ingredients you can make these magnificent amaretti with the subtle scent of orange blossom that goes wonderfully with lemon and orange.
I share with you this wonderful recipe, flavored with honey, citrus and orange blossom, crispy on the outside and soft “chewy” on the inside. Enough to WOW your guests during an afternoon tea or a coffee break.
This recipe is from ottolenghi’s book “Sweet” co-authored with Helen Goh (to which I made some edits). It’s simple and very easy to make, but it takes time to rest. I’ll explain everything to you below.