Originally downloaded from here
- From: teresa l kellner firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Fri, 22 Oct 1993 17:28:17 -0500
3/4 C whole almonds
2 C all-purpose flour
7/8 C sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 C almond extract or almond liquor (such as Amaretto)
zest of 1 small orange - optional
Put almonds in a shallow pan. Toast at 350F for 10 minutes.
Cool. Chop coarsely.
Mix flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and nuts in a large mixing bowl.
In a separate bowl, beat eggs, vanilla, almond extract and zert about
1 minute. Add to flour mixture.
Cut dough in half. On a greased and floured baking sheet, pat dough
into two logs, 1/2" thick x 1-1/2" wide and 12" long.
Place logs 2" apart. Bake in a preheated 300F over for 50 minutes or
until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes.
With a serrated knife, cut loaves at 45 degree angle, 1/2" thick
(16-10 pieces). Lay slices flat on a baking sheet. Cook at 275F
for 20-25 minutes, turning once.
Store in an airtight container.
(from my mother-in-law, Eleanor Kellner)