Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: French
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Serves: 12
Delicious, chewy, dark chocolate and toasted almond Florentines.  My absolute favourite biscuit.  A perfect Christmas gift or just eat them all up by yourself!
What You'll Need
  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • 150g Caster Sugar
  • 4 tsp Plain Flour
  • 150ml Crème Fraîche
  • 100g Toasted Flaked Almonds
  • 200g Dark Chocolate
How to Make It
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F.
  2. Put the butter, sugar and flour in a pan and cook over a medium heat. Stir continuously until everything has melted and dissolved.
  3. Add the crème fraîche a little at a time. Don’t stop stirring.
  4. Add the almonds and mix well.
  5. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Spoon teaspoons of the mixture onto the baking paper. Leave 2.5cm/1in spaces between the spoonfuls so they don’t touch while in the oven.
  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Take them out of the oven and leave to cool on the tray. When cool enough to touch, move them to a cooling rack.
  8. Melt the chocolate in the microwave on a low/medium setting. Be careful not to burn it.
  9. Turn the Florentines over and spread the chocolate over the flat base. Let the chocolate set and then try not to eat them all in one go!
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