Ugly But Good Biscuits

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Left over egg whites? Make Ugly But Good Biscuits, known as Brutti Ma Buoni in Italian.

I’ve had a few egg whites left over lately after going on a Crème Brulee fad, (Crème Brulee only uses egg yolks), which has been a win-win for my family, because then they get these biscuits too!

2 egg whites (room temperature)
1/2 C caster sugar
50gm chocolate.
100gm hazelnuts. (I think you could use pecans, walnuts, pistachios, almonds, really, any kind of nut you like). Or leave the nuts out and add more chocolate.

Turn the oven on to 180 degrees Celsius.

Chop the nuts and chocolate up, not too finely.

Beat the egg whites until they have a soft peak, then continue beating as you add the sugar a little at a time.

Fold in the nuts and sugar.

Drop spoonfuls of mixture on to a baking tray (use baking paper, it is wonderful stuff), and shape using the spoon.

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Place the trays into the oven and TURN THE OVEN OFF. Leave the biscuits in the oven overnight, without opening the oven door.

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