|Mary Berry's petits fours aux amandes, as baked by EJ|
They are similar in flavour and composition to Mary Berry's Macaroons (although I definitely prefer the petits fours), with a slightly less-sweet almondy richness and a pleasantly chewy texture.
The petits fours only have four ingredients - almonds, sugar, egg whites and glace cherries. Using an electric whisk to whip up the egg whites, I would say the whole preparation took less than five minutes, add baking time to this and you have a grand total of approximately 20 minutes from start to finish. Not bad.
Mary Berry suggests making these as gifts - I love her idea of presenting them on a vintage charity-shop plate. A super easy recipe and one you should try.