Paleo Christmas Chocolate Florentines Recipe

Paleo Christmas Chocolate Florentines Recipe
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Gluten Free, Vegan, Dairy Free
STORAGE
Store in cool dry container.

Try something a little bit different, like these elegent Chocolate Florentines that are bound to satisfy. A superb treat to share this festive holiday season! Moist yet with just the right amount of crunch and flavoured with berries and nuts, sweetened with maple syrup and coated in a rich cacao chocolate topping. Yum!


Ingredients
Equipment
  • Flat Baking Tray
  • Greaseproof Parchment
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Saucepan
  • Heatproof Bowl
Method

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  1. First, find a flat backing tray and line with greaseproof parchment. Preheat your oven to 165 degrees.
  2. Then, in a blender, add the ground almonds, melted coconut oil, chopped dates and maple syrup. Blend for 3 minutes to break down the dates and combine ingredients.
  3. Using a tablespoon, scoop half a spoons worth of the mixture and use the back of the spoon to flatten this out on to the parchment in a circular shape. There will be enough mixture for around 12 florentines.
  4. Sprinkle some pistachios, flaked almonds, dried raspberries, goji berries and a little orange zest onto each florentine.
  5. Place into the oven for 8-10 minutes until lightly golden. Remove the parchment sheet onto a cool kitchen surface and allow the florentines to fully cool. They will set and stiffen slightly.
  6. Whilst the florentines cool, prepare the chocolate. Place some water into a saucepan and place a heatproof bowl on top. Ensure the water doesn’t touch the bottom of the bowl.

  7. Add the grated cacao butter, cacao powder,  nutmeg, ground cloves, maple syrup and coconut oil. Gently reduce on a low heat until the ingredients form a silky chocolate.

  8. Once you achieve this consistency, take off the heat and place in the fridge to cool for about 15 minutes.

  9. Spoon the chocolate onto the back of the florentines and keep in a cool dry store to set. If the chocolate seeps through the florentines it will need to cool down a little more so it begins to thicken.

  10. Share and enjoy!

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15 December 2016 - 1:21pm