Sicilian Biscuits

Sicilian Biscuits

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About this recipe: Otherwise known as "Bones of the Dead" this is my nanna's recipe. You need to leave the dough overnight. Serve with wine or your favourite ice cream. They are also great with coffee.

Michele Flannery

Makes: 24 

  • 250g (2 cups) plain flour
  • 250g (1½ cups) icing sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1½ teaspoons ground cloves
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons almond essence

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:1day rising  ›  Ready in:1day25min 

  1. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, icing sugar, baking powder and ground cloves. Add beaten eggs and almond essence; mix well.
  2. Roll dough into 2cm balls and place firmly on a well greased baking tray. Cover with a tea towel and let stand overnight. The dough will rise and spread.
  3. Preheat oven to 160 degrees C. Bake biscuits for 10 to 15 minutes until golden brown.

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