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Chocolate Florentines

Chocolate-Dipped Almond Florentines

  • Author: Delphine Fortin
  • Prep Time: 45 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 55 mins
  • Yield: 20 florentines 1x
  • Category: Cookies
  • Cuisine: French

Description

Thin, delicate and crispy, these chocolate-dipped almond florentines are the perfect tiny cookies for any special occasion.


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Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup (130g) sugar
  • 1/4 cup (70g) honey
  • 1/4 cup (70g) heavy cream
  • 2.5 ounces (70g) candied orange or mandarin
  • 5.3 ounces (150g) slivered almonds
  • 4.2 (120g) milk chocolate

Instructions

  1. Heat honey, cream and sugar in a small saucepan until the temperature reaches 245°F (118°C). If you don’t have a cooking thermometer, simmer for about 5 minutes but do not let the mixture turn brown.
  2. Remove from the heat and add the candied orange/mandarin and the slivered almonds. Stir gently until coated.
  3. Preheat the oven to 340°F (170°C).
  4. Spoon one teaspoon of the batter on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, or ideally in a silicone muffin cup so that the cookie keeps its shape.
  5. Bake for about 5 to 10 minutes, or until golden. Let cool, then invert the cookies.
  6. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate in the microwave and stir every 20 seconds until melted and smooth.
  7. Dip the bottom of each florentine in the melted chocolate, or use a spoon for coating if easier. Invert and allow the chocolate to set. Let cool and enjoy!