Take a handful of ingredients and create these dark chocolate florentines. They make a delicious treat with your afternoon tea or a tasty homemade gift
- Serves: 35 persons
- 100g caster sugar
- 40g honey
- 60g butter
- 75g double cream
- 200g flaked almonds
- 60g ground almonds
- 100g dark chocolate
Step 1Heat the sugar, honey and butter with the cream in a small pan. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook for 5 minutes. Add the almond flakes and ground almonds, take off the heat and mix everything well.
Step 2Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160/gas 4. Use two teaspoons to form 35 small heaps on a baking sheet lined with baking parchment. Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly caramelised to a golden colour. If the mixtures separates, simply put it back into piles with the two teaspoons.
Step 3Let the florentines cool completely. Melt the dark chocolate in a microwave or a bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Using a pastry brush, brush the underside of each florentine with chocolate, place chocolate side up and leave to set.