50 g/2 oz butter or margarine, softened
75 g/3 oz caster (superfine) sugar
1 small egg, beaten
100 g/4 oz/1 cup plain (all-purpose) flour
2.5 ml/0.5 tsp baking powder
25 g/1 oz ground almonds
25g/1 oz plain (semi-sweet) chocolate,
Cream together the butter or margarine
and sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the egg, then stir
in the remaining ingredients to make a fairly stiff dough. If the
mixture is too moist, add a little more flour. Wrap in clingfilm
(plastic wrap) and chill for 30 minutes.
Roll the dough into a cylinder shape and cut into 1 cm/0.5 in slices.
Arrange, well apart, on a greased baking (cookie) sheet and bake in a
preheated oven at 190°C/ 375°F/gas mark 5 for 10 minutes.