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Almond and Cranberry Florentines


  • 100g slithered almonds

  • 75g craisins (dried cranberries)

  • 40g plain flour

  • 2 tsp orange zest

  • 40 unsalted butter

  • 2tbsp brown sugar

  • 2 tbsp golden syrup

  • 100 dark chocolate


  • 1.

    Combine almonds, craisins flour and orange zest

  • 2.

    Melt the butter, brown sugar and golden syrup, bring to the boil and add to the dry ingredients

  • 3.

    Stir and mix evenly. Place table spoon size pieces onto a baking sheet 8cm apart and bake in a moderate 160C oven for 8-10 minutes. Cool

  • 4.

    Melt the chocolate and temper if using couverture. Dip the flat base into the chocolate and turn chocolate side up onto a baking rack until set.

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Posted by chop55Report
I have made these 3 times, each time they have turned out soft, but have a good flavour.
Posted by Fiona549Report
Hi I have made this recipe once and it turned out perfectly - just leave in the oven a bit longer. Every oven is different.!
Posted by Report
what is a slithered almond
Posted by Report
and what is a 'grammer' chef? Grammar, please. But thanks for pointing out the common slither/sliver confusion. Remember everyone, snakes slither. A sliver is a very thin slice of something.
Posted by Report
what is a slithered almond?
Posted by RW8Report
I would hope that the person who wrote the recipe will change the Almonds to "SLIVERED" which are sliced as opposed to what a snake does which is "SLITHERS". A small point I know but it really annoys me because the mispronounciation is becoming the norm.
Posted by DaleemadReport
I agree wholeheartedly about the slithered. It almost did my head in! :-) My brain switched it to "slivered" quick and smart. One thing, RW8, the word is "mispronunciation", not "mispronounciation" which, in itself, is a mispronunciation. Yet another word that is really annoying when spelled incorrectly. :-)
Posted by RW8Report
I am all for Harry Potter but I am not eating anything that "slithers" I would hope the people that type out the recipes will change the almonds to "slivered" as in sliced. We are still an english speaking people
Posted by Hot ChilliReport
I was told once that florentines need to be made in Autumn / Winter in order for them to crisp up. They don't work so well in hot humid climates.
Posted by HR5Report
I also followed the recipe and two hours later in fridge, still soft. Very disappointed. they wern't cheap to make, either