Almond & Orange Florentine

Sometimes you just want a cookie or something to nibble on that isn’t too sweet with a little grown up taste. And to be honest, I love having something just on the side when your having your evening tea/coffee but don’t want to go overboard and feel stuffed. So here are my version of the crunchy, yummy, nutty Florentine cookies with a little grown-up twist.

Very easy to bake, so give it a go!

Here’s how you bake them!

INGREDIENTS :

  • 50g butter
  • 50g brown sugar
  • 50g golden syrup
  • Zest of one large orange
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 50g plain flour
  • 125g almonds flakes (or finely chopped)
  • 200g dark chocolate, I used 70% dark chocolate

METHOD :

  1. Preheat the oven to 100C. Line a baking tray with baking paper. (I needed two trays but depending on how large to small you want them prepare 1-2 trays)
  2. Toast the almond flakes for 5 min and then bring out to cool. Set aside. Then raise the oven temp. to 180C.
  3. In a small saucepan add the butter, sugar and golden syrup, orange zest and orange juice, and heat gently until the butter has melted. Remove from the heat and add the flour, and toasted almonds and stir well to mix.
  4. Spoon 6 teaspoons onto each of the baking trays, allowing room for spreading during baking.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until golden-brown. Allow to cool in their trays before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  6. Melt your chocolate or you could temper it (up to you) and then spread a little melted chocolate over one side of the Florentine and leave to cool with chocolate side up on a cooling rack. And voila! Your cookies are ready! ENJOY!

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