Nothing to do with books but a gorgeous recipe for those with a sweet tooth

I did an Instagram post with some Macaroons I made today, and people have been asking me for the recipe ever since. They are super-easy but I’m not sure on allergy information as the recipe is very old. I’ve had this book for over 35 30 years! Anyway. Here it is. I hope you enjoy them. 


250g (8oz) caster sugar
150g (5oz) ground almonds
1 tablespoon rice flour (I use semolina)
2 egg whites
rice paper (available in all good cook shops)

Mix the sugar, almonds and rice flour together and set aside.

Beat the egg whites lightly, then add the dry ingredients. Beat to a smooth, firm consistency.

Leave to stand for 5 minutes, then roll into small (walnut sized) balls and place slightly apart on a baking sheet lined with rice paper.

Flatten slightly and place a split almond or a glace cherry on each one.

Bake in a preheated moderate oven, 180 C (350 F), Gas Mark 4, for 20 minutes, checking after ten minutes. Turn the tray around if they are browning unevenly.

They should be golden brown but still moist. Cool on the baking tray.

Makes between 20-25 macaroons.


Jayne x

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: