The recipe this time is for another almond treat following the recently posted French almond cake. Miella are dainty little honey and almond squares or biscuits that are perfect to serve with coffee or for afternoon tea. They are a little bit crunchy and very yummy and it’s hard to stop at one.
Use a strongly flavoured honey for miella to emphasise the taste. I like to use our very special Tasmanian leatherwood honey, although it may be an acquired taste. If you can resist the temptation, keep the miella until the next day for the flavours to develop.
There are more complicated recipes to be found for miella or honey and almond squares, but I like this one for its simplicity. Whilst searching for a recipe, I came across this one on the Internet. You can also find it on the packet of ‘Freshlife’ almonds available from Coles and at www.freshlife.com.au
Photography by Sophie Harper
Makes 25 or 36 squares
- 65g butter, melted
- 1/4 cup (55g) brown sugar, firmly packed
- 2/3 cup (110g) plain flour
- 1/2 cup (55g) ground almonds (almond meal)
- 80g butter
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 2 tbsp (60g) well-flavoured honey
- 1 cup (100g) flaked almonds