Easy Florentines Recipe

Summary

Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time10 Min
Ready In20 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageServings2
CuisineCourse
MethodDish
SpecialityMain Ingredient
Interest Group

Ingredients

 Almonds1 Cup (16 tbs), slivered
 Candied orange peel3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
 Flour5 Tablespoon
 Whipping cream1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Sugar1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Salt1 Pinch
 Almond extract1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Semi sweet chocolate squares3 Ounce (3 squares, 1 ounce each)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1199 Calories from Fat 587

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 68 g105.3%

Saturated Fat 23.5 g117.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 82.9 mg

Sodium 151.8 mg6.3%

Total Carbohydrates 134 g44.6%

Dietary Fiber 16.3 g65.1%

Sugars 79.4 g

Protein 21 g42.8%

Vitamin A 3.2% Vitamin C 86.2%

Calcium 30.3% Iron 33.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

GETTING READY
1. In a bowl, chop and add almonds, chopped orange peel, flour, whipping cream, sugar, salt, almond extract and mix well.
2. On top of a double boiler, add chocolate and allow it to melt, stir continuously until smooth.

MAKING
3. Drop by level teaspoons onto a greased cookie sheet, flatten slightly with wet knife blade.

FINALISING
4. In a preheated oven, bake at 225 degrees centigrade for about 12 to 14 minutes. Coat the base of the florentines with melted chocolate, and create a wavy design using a fork.
5. Allow to cool on wire rack.

SERVING
6. Serve at room temperature.
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