Lardbutty homemade – Nan Khatai almond biscuits

These crumbly, melt in your mouth almond biscuits originate from Pakistan

The girl I sit next to at work brought some of these biscuits back from a trip to Lahore recently. They were gorgeous. And she’s not going back any time soon. So I just had to make some…

Download Nan Khatai recipe here

Nan Khatai almond biscuits in 3 steps Nan khatai in 3 steps – 1. Put ingredients in food processor, 2. Mix til doughy, 3. roll into balls + bake

~ 12 tablespoons plain flour
~ 4 tablespoons semolina flour
~ 6 tablespoons granulated sugar
~ 7 tablespoons ground almonds (5 for the main mix, 2 for garnish)
~ 140g (10 tablespoons or 5oz) butter
~ 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
~ flaked almonds for garnish (optional)
~ 1 egg, beaten (half for egg wash, half can be added to the biscuit mix, optional)
~ Optional: pistachios, ground cardamom seeds

METHODHeat oven to 190°C
1. Put the two types of flour, sugar, butter, vanilla essence and five tablespoons of ground almonds into a food processor and gently blend until a soft dough ball forms (nb. you can add half of the beaten egg to the mix if desired to help it bind)
2. Roll into small balls with your hands and press down as you lay the balls out on a pre-heated baking tray
3. Garnish with flaked almonds and sprinkle the remaining 2 tablespoons of ground almonds over the top before brushing with beaten egg to glaze
4. Put in pre-heated oven at 190°C for 15-20 minutes

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Nan Khatai fresh from the oven

Download Nan Khatai recipe here


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