St Catherine's cakes

St Catherine’s cakes

St Catherine's cakes are made by lacemakers in Nottinghamshire to celebrate St Catherine's Day, on 25th November.

By , 21 September 2015
St Catherine’s cakes
  • Ready in: 30 mins
  • Serves: 12
  • Price: 10p per serving
Nutritional Info
Each 34g serving contains
  • Fat 10.9
  • Sat Fat 5.1
  • Sugar 9.9
  • Salt 0.31
  • Cals 176
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 2168kJ/518kcal.
  • 115g plain flour
  • 1/2 level tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 115g caster sugar
  • 40g ground almonds
  • 115g butter, melted
  • 12 whole almonds
  • Pre-heat the oven 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.

  • Sift the flour and bicarbonate of soda into a large bowl. Add the sugar and almonds, and mix, then add the melted butter.

  • Shape into 12 balls and put on the baking trays, leaving a gap between them. Press lightly with the palm of your hand to flatten slightly. Press a nut into the top of each.

  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Leave on the tray for 10 minutes to cool slightly and firm up, then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.