Gee, French pastry can be really fussy. These took a while to make and we ate them in nanoseconds! Lovely crisp bites though and I'll make them again and try other varieties. Perfect for a dainty afternoon tea occasion. 

Makes around 24

1 egg white
1/4 c light brown sugar
2 Tbs flour
2 tsp cocoa powder
30g melted butter
1 tsp milk
1 Tbs ground hazelnuts or almonds

Preheat oven to 180C. Draw 6 x 8cm diameter circles on a sheet of baking paper about 4cm apart.

Beat egg white with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Slowly add sugar while beating, until sugar is dissolved. Stir in sifted flour and cocoa, then butter, milk and ground nuts.

Spread level teaspoons of mixture onto the circles on the baking paper. Bake for about 4 min. Remove tray immediately using a metal spatula, then place each biscuit over a rolling pin to cool. If the mixture hardens too much put back in the oven for a few more seconds.

Keep going doing batches of 6 until finished. Try not to eat too many before you're done!