A friend brought some homemade Florentines into work last week and, wow. I've not had them before - but I have made up for that since.
Traditionally, Florentines include candied peel and sour cherries. I am not the biggest fan of either, so my variation adds a healthy portion of mixed nuts to the almonds instead instead, I hope you don't mind though strictly speaking, this probably doesn't make them Florentines, does it? On we go:
What I Used:
(Makes around 6-10 Florentines, depending how large you want your Florentines....I made 5. yep.)
25g of unsalted butter
75g caster sugar
10g plain flour
65ml double cream
50g mixed nuts
Luckily, if you are feeling hungry, these are quick to make and quick to bake. The perfect combination. Start by melting your butter on a low heat and adding the plain flour. This will
seem like quite a small amount. I wont lie, I thought I must have measured everything wrong,
but go with it - all will be fine:
...and pop in the oven at 190 degrees C for 12-15 minutes. Once ready, they will be slightly browned around the edges and at least twice the size they were when you put them in!
Once cooled, remove from the baking paper to cool completely:
Make lots, they wont last!
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