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Chocolate florentines

Chocolate florentines

Yields10 Servings

 75 g Flaked almonds
 2 tbsp Caster sugar
 50 g Glace cherries
 125 g 70% Dark chocolate
 50 g White chocolate

1

Place sugar and almonds into a pan and apply heat mix with a wooden spoon to disperse sugar and coat almonds evenly with sugar. Allow the almonds to toast and the sugar to caramelize occasionally giving a stir and turning the nuts about so they don't burn watch as this can burn fast when nuts are toasted and coated tip out onto a plate.

2

Chop the glace cherries roughly set aside.

3

Melt dark chocolate in microwave or using a double boiler (Bowl suspended over a saucepan of boiling water). Line 2 trays or 2 baking sheets with grease proof/baking parchment take a tablespoon of melted chocolate and blob on the paper smooth out into a very thin disc with the back of the spoon, sprinkle on flaked almonds and glace cherries. Repeat this process until ingredients are gone.

4

Melt white chocolate over a double boiler or by giving quick 15 second blast in the microwave stirring after each to prevent burning.

5

Using a teaspoon drizzle the melted white chocolate over the Florentines. Refrigerate for 10 - 15 minutes until firm.

Ingredients

 75 g Flaked almonds
 2 tbsp Caster sugar
 50 g Glace cherries
 125 g 70% Dark chocolate
 50 g White chocolate

Directions

1

Place sugar and almonds into a pan and apply heat mix with a wooden spoon to disperse sugar and coat almonds evenly with sugar. Allow the almonds to toast and the sugar to caramelize occasionally giving a stir and turning the nuts about so they don't burn watch as this can burn fast when nuts are toasted and coated tip out onto a plate.

2

Chop the glace cherries roughly set aside.

3

Melt dark chocolate in microwave or using a double boiler (Bowl suspended over a saucepan of boiling water). Line 2 trays or 2 baking sheets with grease proof/baking parchment take a tablespoon of melted chocolate and blob on the paper smooth out into a very thin disc with the back of the spoon, sprinkle on flaked almonds and glace cherries. Repeat this process until ingredients are gone.

4

Melt white chocolate over a double boiler or by giving quick 15 second blast in the microwave stirring after each to prevent burning.

5

Using a teaspoon drizzle the melted white chocolate over the Florentines. Refrigerate for 10 - 15 minutes until firm.

Chocolate Florentines
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