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                          Giant Almond Florentines
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Desserts
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2                    Butter
    1      Cup           Sugar
      1/3  Cup           Honey
      1/3  Cup           Heavy cream
    4      Cup           Blanched almonds -- sliced
      1/2  Pound         Chocolate-coating wafers com
 
 Recipe by: 365 Great Chocolate Desserts - ISBN 0-06-016537-5 Preparation
 Time: 0:41 1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Grease six 8-inch foil pie pans. Foil
 pans must be used for easy removal of baked florentines in 1 piece. 2. In a
 medium-large heavy saucepan, combine butter, sugar, honey, and cream. Heat
 to boiling over medium heat, stirring frequently. Cook 1 1/2 mins, stirring
 constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in almonds. 3. Divide mixture evenly
 among greased pie pans. Using back of wooden spoon, pat evenly into bottom
 of pans. Bake pans 3 at a time, on a single oven rack, 10 to 14 mins, or
 until a rich golden brown. Rotate pans during baking, if necessary, to
 avoid overbrowning. Let cool completely in pans. Refrigerate 10 to 15 mins
 for ease in unmolding. 4. With fingers, carefully press in pan bottoms from
 underneath and pop florentines out in 1 piece. Refrigerate florentines,
 stacked between layers of wax paper until thoroughly chilled, about 3
 hours. 5. Spread melted chocolate coating over bottoms of chilled
 florentines. Let stand until chocolate is set. Wrap each florentine
 separately in plastic wrap. Store in refrigerator. 
 
 NOTE: Use melted chocolate-coating wafers, which are available at cake
 decorating and candy supply stores, to spread on the bottoms of florentines
 for best results. This type of chocolate will stay shiny and give your
 florentines a professional look. These make fantastic holiday gifts. 
 
 
 
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