Double Chocolate Loveliness

Double Chocolate Almond Florentines – yes, that’s correct. THEY ARE GLUTENFREE TOO!

Who ever said that you can’t have your cake and eat it? Eh?

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of sliced almonds
  • 1 Large egg white
  • 1/3 cup icing/ confectioners’ sugar
  • ¼ tsp vanilla
  • White and dark chocolate for drizzling
  • Fleur de sel salt for garish

Method

  1. Preheat oven 180 degrees Celsius. Prepare baking sheet.
  2. Medium bowl combine almonds, egg white, icing sugar and vanilla. Stir gently – do not crush the almonds.
  3. Spoon mixture into 1inch balls onto baking sheet. Make sure they are 4inches apart before flattening the balls into discs. TIP – Use fork dipped in cold water to squash if they become sticky.
  4. Make sure there is approx. 1 inch between discs.
  5. Bake 20-25mins until golden brown. If they are slightly smaller they could cook take 15minutes. I recommend checking after 15mins.
  6. Remove and place on cooling tray. Wait for 5-10minutes until dipping or decorating
  7. For a chocolate base (either white or dark chocolate), fill a basin of hot water and place a bowl of chocolate into the basin. Allow to melt then dip Florentines into the melted mixture.
  8. Decorate top with left over chocolate. Sprinkle icing sugar on top for added sugar hit or Fleur de Sel for sweet and savoury combination.

ET VOILA!

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