Hands On Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Florentines are the most delicious treat. Crispy almonds surrounded by a slightly fruity melt-in-your-mouth toffee.
What a pity that you can’t have them when you enjoy a low carb or sugar free lifestyle.
OR CAN YOU?
Using Sukrin Gold gives you a rich toffee flavor without the nasty ingredients and these sensational treats can be whipped up in no time.
Net carbs: 3.6g
6.5 oz of flaked almonds
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon of orange zest
3.5 oz of Sukrin Gold
4 oz of dark chocolate
Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit
Combine all of the ingredients, except for the chocolate, in a mixing bowl.
Mix well to combine. You want the flakes of almond to be well coated.
Line a baking tray with silicone paper and drop spoonful’s of mixture onto the tray.
The Florentines will spread so leave planty of room.
Using the back of a spoon dipped in water, gently spread the mixture out into a single layer.
Bake for approx. 25 minutes but keep an eye on them after 15 minutes because they can easily burn.
Remove from the oven and let sit on trays for 5 minutes, then transfer to cooling rack.
Melt the chocolate in a double boiler.
Brush a thin coating onto the base of each Florentine.
You can eat them just like that but I like to also drizzle some chocolate over the top.
AND I recently learned that you can also sandwich two together with a chocolate filling or a (low carb) buttercream.
The macro calculations are based on 12 Florentine sandwiches.
Store in an airtight container for up to 7 days
This recipe was created for LeGaia by the talented Naomi Sherman, creator of naomishermanfoodcreative.com