March 14, 2010

Monday Musings - bake-a-thon

I was in a baking mood over the weekend and made Greek Almond biscuits for the first time (pic below)! They were easy and DELICIOUS! I also made Meringues / Mini Pavlova's! Mmmm

I was feeling quite tired after two big nights of a completely manic shopping frenzy with 30 or so women! Not in person... but on my Grace Designs Facebook page! I had quite a bit of market stock and samples to 'move' - so I held a Facebook - End of Summer Sale! It was not my original idea but was very successful and I am thrilled with the outcome. It was a lot of fun and I enjoyed the friendly banter and the whole community feel that went on in those few hours - I think everyone else did too. It was meant to be for just two hours on Thurs night but that night we went for 3 and the following night for another 2hrs. PHEW! Lots of paperwork and posting to do now!

I will write a post on the whole experience another time... In the meantime enjoy the Greek Almond Biscuit recipe!

Greek Almond Biscuits
  • 3 cups almond meal (375g)
  • 1 cup caster sugar (220g)
  • 3 drops of almond essence
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 cup flaked almonds (80g)
  1. Pre-heat oven - moderate 180 degrees
  2. Combine almond meal, sugar and essence in large bowl. Add add whites and stir until mixtures forms a firm paste.
  3. Roll level tablespoons of mixture into the flaked almonds, then roll into 8cm longs (approx size of your pointer finger)
  4. Press on the remaining almonds. Shape logs to form crescents.
  5. Place on baking-paper-lined oven trays, bake in mod oven for 15 mins or until lightly browned.
  6. Cool on trays, makes 25.
Recipe - Women's Weekly: Cafe Cakes


Little Ted Canvas said...

They look delicious! Glad your facebook sale was a great success, sounds like it was a bit of fun too!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like your sale went well, Ros. Sorry I missed it! Thurs night was a bit of a shocker in this house... and by the time I had the kids finally sorted out and into bed, and all the chores done it was all I could do to flop onto the lounge and crochet for a while.

Posie Patchwork said...

Congratulations on the sale, sounds awesome, well done!! Me, no internet so boo hoo, but i know i can sneak a private viewing in reality. Love your work & i've tasted your baking, delicious. Love Posie

Market Girl said...

They look as good as they tasted too!
The mini pavs look awesome.