80g of Grana Padano 16 months aged grated 180g of plain flour sifted 30g of superfine polenta flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp fine sea salt 3 eggs 50ml of milk 2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil 50g of whole almonds salted.
Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4 and line a baking tray with parchment paper. In a large bowl, mix the flour, polenta, baking powder and salt. Add the grated Grana Padano and stir to combine.
In a separate bowl, whisk 2 of the eggs with the milk and olive oil. Combine the wet ingredients with the dry and stir until you have an even mix. Finally, add the almonds and work them into the dough, then bring everything together into a ball. Divide the dough in 2 and shape each piece into logs, about 3cm wide and 1cm thick. Transfer them to the lined baking tray. Brush with the remaining egg whisked with a drop of milk.
Bake the logs for 25 minutes, until golden on top. Take them out of the oven and allow to cool ever so slightly before slicing into biscuits (about 1cm wide). Scatter the biscuits on the baking tray and put them back in the oven for 10 minutes. Turn them halfway through. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before serving.