I’m an enormous florentine fan and my new gluten free florentines are among the finest I’ve ever had! Plus they’re ever-so-easy to make at house.
For those who’ve not tried florentines earlier than, they’ve a golden caramel dried fruit and nut topping and easy chocolately base. An opulent biscuit with a beautiful snap and crunch.
Florentines are nearly naturally gluten free, apart from a small quantity of flour used within the caramel. So that they work completely when made to a gluten free recipe. Nobody will ever know they’re gluten free.
I received annoyed at not with the ability to discover gluten free florentines within the retailers right here within the UK (all have a could include warning or include gluten grrrr), so determined to make my very own at house. The ultimate bake turned out superbly and I’m excited to share this recipe with you all.
Can I Use Totally different Dried Fruit and Nuts?
Sure, you should use any dried fruit you want – from glace cherries and apricots to figs and sultanas.
As for nuts, you’ll be able to add chopped pistachios, hazelnuts and extra into the mix. I like to recommend protecting a base of 60g flaked almonds + 20g different nuts.
How Ought to I Retailer These Florentines?
Retailer them in an hermetic container and they need to hold effectively for a few days. They are going to steadily soften up, the longer you retain them.
Gluten Free Florentines Recipe
This recipe will make 8 gluten free florentines. You’ll be able to easy double or halve the ingredient portions if you wish to make kind of. The tactic stays the identical.
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Basic florentines with a gluten free twist. A golden caramel fruit and nut biscuit smothered with chocolate. Totally scrumptious and surprisingly straightforward to make.
- 50g (1.7oz) caster sugar (golden you probably have it)
- 25g (0.9oz) unsalted butter
- 2 tsp plain gluten free flour (2.5 US tsp)
- 40ml (1.4 floz) double cream
- 80g (2.8oz) flaked almonds
- 30g (1oz) dried fruit (I used raisins and cranberries)
- Pinch salt
- 150g (5.3oz) chocolate (milk, darkish, white, your alternative)
- Preheat your oven to 180C/350f F (fan) and line a big baking sheet with non-stick baking paper.
- Add the butter, sugar and flour to a small non-stick saucepan. Place over a low-medium warmth for about 5 minutes, stirring sometimes, till the butter has melted.
- Pour the cream into the pan, 20ml at a time, stirring to mix. Warmth for about 2 minutes.
- Tip the nuts and dried fruit into the pan, together with a small pinch of salt. Stir effectively to coat the nuts and fruit utterly with the caramel.
- Spoon the combination onto the lined baking sheet, in 8 small piles. Flatten them barely so there are not any mounds, however don’t be concerned about making them too neat as they’ll unfold and flatten throughout baking. Go away a little bit of area between the piles, as they unfold a good bit.
- Bake for 10 minutes.
- Take away from the oven and instantly (whereas nonetheless sizzling) neaten and reshape them into circles. You need to use a big cookie cutter to do that if you want, or a spoon/knife. See pictures beneath for the form you might be aiming for. If the florentines set too shortly, merely pop them again within the oven for 1 minute to melt, then proceed shaping.
- Enable them to chill for 10 minutes on the baking tray, till they’ve firmed up. Then slide the florentines and baking paper onto a wire rack to chill absolutely.
- As soon as absolutely cooled, place them on some kitchen paper to blot off any extra butter oil. Then flip them the other way up and place them again on the wire rack.
- Soften the chocolate (I do that in a bowl within the microwave – 30 second blasts, stirring in between every, till melted). Spoon it onto the florentines, spreading rigorously to the sides. Go away to chill for a couple of minutes, then you’ll be able to both use a fork to create a wave sample, or flip them over and place on a silicone mat for a easy backside.
- Go away the chocolate to set utterly, then get pleasure from!
See pictures beneath for plenty of useful visible references will making these florentines.
For extra gluten free baking recipes, why not try a few of my different creations if you are right here:
Pleased Baking! Laura xxx