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Florentines

Florentines

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"This recipe has been updated to improve your cooking experience (November 2023). Crunchy, with a delicious hint of caramel and incredibly versatile - Florentines or Florentine biscuits are a popular Christmas cookie, but also a great sweet treat all year round. Our recipe is a basic version, which you can adapt to suit your taste... For example, replace some of the sliced almonds with slivered ones, sliced hazelnuts, peanuts or pine nuts. Many people also swear by candied fruit such as candied orange peel or lemon peel, or dried apricots, cranberries and dried cherries. To finish off our Florentines, we dip the cookies in chocolate. You can choose to dip, coat or decorate them in dark, milk or white chocolate or, like us, in a colorful mixture."
Difficulty
Easy 👌
Preparation
15 min
Baking
15 min
Resting
0 min

Ingredients

2Servings
18⅓ g
sliced almonds
orange
lemon
8⅓ g
butter
8⅓ g
honey
8⅓ g
sugar
tsp
salt
11⅔ g
bittersweet chocolate
6⅔ g
white chocolate
flaky sea salt
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Utensils

oven, fine grater, saucepan (small), rubber spatula, baking sheet, parchment paper, saucepan, bowl, cookie cutter (round)

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Nutrition per serving

Cal161
Fat11 g
Protein3 g
Carb16 g
  • Step 1/ 4

    Preheat the oven to 160°C/320°F. Zest half of each of the orange and lemon. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over a low heat. Add the honey and sugar and stir to combine. Add the orange and lemon zest and a pinch of salt. Set aside.
    • orange
    • lemon
    • 8⅓ g butter
    • 8⅓ g honey
    • 8⅓ g sugar
    • tsp salt
    • oven
    • fine grater
    • saucepan (small)
    • rubber spatula

    Preheat the oven to 160°C/320°F. Zest half of each of the orange and lemon. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over a low heat. Add the honey and sugar and stir to combine. Add the orange and lemon zest and a pinch of salt. Set aside.

  • Step 2/ 4

    Add the sliced almonds and mix.
    • 18⅓ g sliced almonds

    Add the sliced almonds and mix.

  • Step 3/ 4

    Place the mixture by the tablespoonful on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake in the preheated oven at 160°C/320°F for approx. 10–15 mins. until golden brown. They will spread slightly, so avoid overcrowding.
    • baking sheet
    • parchment paper

    Place the mixture by the tablespoonful on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake in the preheated oven at 160°C/320°F for approx. 10–15 mins. until golden brown. They will spread slightly, so avoid overcrowding.

  • Step 4/ 4

    Meanwhile, melt the chocolate in a double boiler or carefully in the microwave. When the Florentines are still warm, use a round cookie cutter or spoon to shape them. Dip the corners and cookie base in melted chocolate as desired and sprinkle with some flaky sea salt.
    • 11⅔ g bittersweet chocolate
    • 6⅔ g white chocolate
    • flaky sea salt
    • saucepan
    • bowl
    • cookie cutter (round)

    Meanwhile, melt the chocolate in a double boiler or carefully in the microwave. When the Florentines are still warm, use a round cookie cutter or spoon to shape them. Dip the corners and cookie base in melted chocolate as desired and sprinkle with some flaky sea salt.

  • Enjoy your meal!

    Florentines
FAQ

Florentines, also called Florentine biscuits, are thin lace cookies usually made with nuts, like sliced almonds, and then dipped in chocolate. You can also add dried fruits if you like. (see chef's note)

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