White chocolate Florentines with cardamom and rose Recipe

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makes:

20

Prep:

15 min

Cooking:

20 min

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories 134 kCal 7%
Fat 10g 14%
  -  Saturates 3.5g 18%
Carbohydrates 8g 7%

Our white chocolate Florentines give classic Florentines an eastern touch with the subtle spice of cardamom and delicate fragrance of rose. Florentines are biscuits that are traditionally made from a mix of nuts and dried fruit or candied peel, all brought together with a rich and buttery caramel binding. If you’re looking for an edible gift to take to a dinner party, then these white chocolate Florentines are a simple but stylish option with a bit of French flair that always goes down a treat. Tie them up in some brown paper and a pretty homemade treat. They’ll keep for a few days in an airtight container, but are best enjoyed on the day they’re made.

Ingredients

  • 45g butter
  • 2tbsp double cream
  • 60g golden caster sugar
  • ¼tsp ground cardamom
  • 1tbsp honey
  • 1tbsp flour
  • 125g flaked almonds
  • 60g shelled pistachios
  • a few drops of rose water
  • For the topping
  • 90g white chocolate
  • flaked sea salt to sprinkle on top

Method

  • Heat the oven to 160ºC. Melt the butter, cream, sugar, cardamom and honey in a saucepan over a medium heat. As the mixture starts to simmer, add the flour, flaked almonds, pistachios and rose water. Stir well to coat the nuts, then divide the mixture between a muffin tin with 20 holes. Press the nut mixture into the tin, then bake for 12-15mins until golden brown and caramel in colour.

  • Remove the Florentines from the oven, and allow to cool for a few minutes in the tray. Once cool remove and place on a wire rack with greaseproof paper underneath. Melt the white chocolate in the microwave or in a glass bowl over a pan of simmering water, then drizzle over the Florentines. Leave to cool completely so the chocolate sets, then serve.

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