180 gm Uncle Joe's Hazelnut Meal (or walnut meal)

200 gm castor sugar

2 egg whites

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

100 gm dark chocolate (melted), or homemade cocoa icing



Preheat the oven to 180oC.

Place the hazelnut (or walnut) meal, sugar, egg whites and vanilla in a bowl or food processor and mix into a thick paste.

Place tablespoons of mixture about 2 cm apart on baking paper on a tray and bake for about 15 minutes or until lightly golden.

Cool on a wire rack. Ice with melted chocolate or cocoa icing. Allow to set before serving. Makes approx 20 macaroons. Enjoy these lovely afternoon treats!