Feb 16th, 2011 by Lisa
Dark Chocolate Florentine Recipe
Florentines are a thin almond and candied fruit cookie with a chocolate coating on the bottom. These are nutty and chewy at the same time and remind me of a praline. This is adapted from a recipe found on NutsOnline.com.
Inspired by The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Prep: 15 minutes Cook time: 7-10 minutes
- 2 cups sliced almonds
- 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
- zest of one orange
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 stick unsalted butter, divided into 8 pieces
- 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1/2 cup candied red cherries, chopped
- 10 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Combine the almonds, flour and orange zest in a large mixing bowl.
- In a medium heavy saucepan, combine the butter, heavy cream and honey. Stir and bring to a rolling boil. Remove from heat and pour over the almond mixture and mix well with a wooden spoon. Let cool.
- Line a baking pan with a Silpat. Place one tablespoon of batter on the Silpat. The cookies will spread so leave about 3 inches between them. For a more uniform round shape, you can use a muffin top pan.
- Bake for 7-10 minutes until bubbly. Place the cookies on a cooling rack and allow to cool.
- Stir the chocolate in a double broiler over medium heat until melted. Spread over the bottom of each cookie. Allow to dry completely.
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