Almond Florentines

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florentines2Have you ever tried to make Florentines? Here is a tasty recipe for Almond Florentines which we make on our

French Patisserie course. Serves 8


  • 12g unsalted butter
  • 60ml double cream
  • 1tsp plain flour
  • 50g flaked almonds
  • 30g caster sugar
  • 60g candied peel, finely chopped
  • 30g honey


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 160°c
  2. Melt the butter in a saucepan. Add the flour, sugar and honey and heat until the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Add the cream in three batches, stirring constantly – bring to the boil.
  4. Remove from the heat and add the almonds and peel – leave to cool, overnight if possible.
  5. On a prepared tray, divide the mixture into 30g mounds. Flatten gently with a fork leaving plenty of space around each.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 12-14 minutes or until golden and caramelized. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before removing.

Have you got a favourite Florentines recipe? Share your recipe ideas or ask us a question in the comments below. We make this fantastic recipe on our French Patisserie weekday or Saturday course. Browse our full course calendar here.

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