Castle House Florentines

Try this delicious recipe at home

Who can resist a Florentine?! Head Chef, Claire Nicholls, at the Castle House Hotel makes the best Florentines in Herefordshire – so why not follow this recipe and make them at home for your family and friends over the festive period!

225ml double cream
170g butter
170g honey
500g caster sugar
1 tsp glucose
Juice of 3 lemons

Place all of the above ingredients into a heavy based saucepan and bring to 110°C with a jam thermometer

Carefully fold in the following into the above mixture and allow to cool

225g mixed peel
255g nibbed almonds
255g flaked almonds
113g sultanas
113g cherries
Zest of 3 lemons

When the mixture is cool, place a teaspoon size balls onto a non-stick baking sheet on a baking tray, but make sure you leave a good space between as these will spread. Bake at 160°C for approximately 6 mins until golden brown, then leave to cool. When cool, spread the reverse side with 100g melted dark chocolate and make a zig zag with the back of a fork. Leave to set and enjoy.

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2016-05-09T16:08:01+00:00 November 25th, 2015|