A chocolate florentine is always a treat. And this chocolate cookie recipe is delicious and easy to make. Serve these cookies as a snack or as an after dinner treat.
How To Make Chocolate Florentines
This combination of rich chocolate and dried fruit and nuts is a classic, special occasion biscuit.
Preparation Time: 12 minutes
Cooking Time: 25- 35 mins
Makes 12 -14
1 oz/25 gm glace cherries
2 ½ oz/ 60 gm unsalted butter
2 oz/ 50 gm caster sugar
2 tablespoon double cream
1 oz/ 25 gm raisins
1 oz/ 25 gm mixed candied peel
2 oz/ 50 gm flaked almonds
2 tablespoons plain flour
5 oz/ 150 gm chocolate, broken into pieces
Method of Preparation
1- Lightly grease a large baking sheet.
2- Melt the butter in a small saucepan. Stir in the sugar and heat until bubbling. Remove from the heat and stir in the cream, dried fruits, almonds, flour and chopped glace cherries.
3- Place teaspoonfuls of the mixture on the baking sheet, making sure they are spaced well apart. These will have to be done in a minimum of two batches.
4- Bake in a preheated oven 180C, for about 8 minutes until the mixture has spread. Immediately, using a greased, plain biscuit cutter, push in the edge of each biscuit to form neat roundels. Bake for a further 2 minutes, then transfer the Florentines to a sheet of non-stick baking parchment to cool. Bake the remaining mixture in the same way.
5- Melt the chocolate pieces in a double boiler. Using a palette knife spread each biscuit with plenty of chocolate and leave to set on a clean sheet of paper.