Monday, December 9, 2013

Florentines

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Been a long time since I posted and now have to make it up - with recipes for Christmas, here is a famous one from Italy.

Ingredients
1 3/4 cups almond blanched
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 
finely grated zest of an orange (2 tablespoons) 
1/4 teaspoon salt
2-3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons sour cream 
2 tablespoons maple syrup
5 tablespoons of butter
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
Topping
melted chocolate

Preparation
Chop almonds and then mix in a large bowl with the flour, lemon zest and salt. 

I in a medium saucepan put sugar, cream, maple syrup and butter and stir occasionally until the sugar has melted and the mixture gets smooth.
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Remove from heat and pour over the almonds mixture,
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add the essence and mix until smooth.
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Then let it cool at least 30 minutes.
Drop spoon sized piles of the batter on a tray lined with baking sheet, leaving space between them, as they will spread.

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Bake for 10-15 minutes at 350F/175C, until cookies turn golden brown.
Allow to cool in the tray, then drizzle with melted chocolate.
I also sandwiched few cookies together putting 1 teaspoon of melted chocolate in the middle.

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