Just like the Italians, you'll love the taste of 'la dolce vita' in these delightfully scrumptious macaroons.


  • 500g almond meal
  • 1 3/4 cups (400g) caster sugar
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla essence
  • 30 whole blanched almonds
  • 30 red glace cherries, halved


  1. Preheat oven to 160°C. Line two baking trays with non-stick baking paper. Place almond meal, sugar, egg whites and vanilla essence in a large bowl. Beat with a wooden spoon until well combined.
  2. Roll 2 teaspoonfuls of the mixture into balls. Place on the trays. Press a blanched almond into the top of half of the biscuits and a glace cherry into the remaining balls.
  3. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until light golden. Set aside to cool slightly on the trays before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.