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Delicious Florentines

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Ingredients
  Butter 100 Gram (8 Tablespoon)
  Sugar 150 Gram (0.75 Cup)
  Honey 50 Gram (3 Tablespoon)
  Whipping cream 70 Milliliter (0.25 Cup)
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Lemon 1⁄2 , peel grated
  Sliced almonds 180 Gram (1.75 Cups)
  Chopped candied orange peel 30 Gram, chopped finely (3 Tablespoon)
  Semi-sweet chocolate 4 Ounce (100 Gram)
  Candied cherries 10
Directions

Grease baking sheets.
Preheat oven to 350°F (175°).
Mix butter, sugar, honey, cream, salt and lemon peel in a medium saucepan.
Bring to a boil then reduce heat.
Continue to boil gently 4 to 5 minutes, stirring constantly until mixture becomes thick and creamy and leaves sides of pan.
Add almonds and candied peel to saucepan; stir well.
Remove pan from heat.
Place heaped teaspoonfuls of mixture well apart on baking sheets.
Flatten mixture slightly with the back of a wet spoon.
Bake florentines 10 minutes or until a rich golden brown.
Cool on baking sheets a few minutes until firm enough to be lifted onto a rack.
Melt chocolate in a double boiler over low heat.
Spread chocolate thickly over undersides of florentines.
Mark into ridges with a fork before chocolate sets and place a halved cherry on top of each one.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Interest: 
Everyday

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