- Preparation time
- 10 mins
- Cooking time
- 7 mins
- 12 people
- Meal course
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- Posted on
- December 2, 2014
I promise you, this will be the BEST icecream sandwich you have EVER eaten.
And if you’re having a Summer soirée, these will make a super fun do-it-yourself dessert for your guests… Oh sweet baby Jesus, the absolute deliciousness of it all!
And just another cool AF Christmas tip: These biscuits also make an awesome homemade gift, if you’re into that sort of delicious thing.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year lovers! X
60gms Butter – softened
1/3 cup Brown Sugar
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 tbs Plain Flour
1/3 cup Dried Cranberries
1/3 cup Shelled, unsalted Pistachio nuts
1/3 cup Slivered Almonds
100gms good quality Dark Chocolate
500ml of best quality Chocolate or Vanilla Bean Gelato – I love Gelista
- Preheat your oven to 200c. Line your cookie trays with baking paper.
- In a bowl beat together the butter and sugar with electric beaters, until they are light and fluffy. Beat in the vanilla and flour. Stir through the cranberries and nuts, mix well. Working in small batches (there needs to be ample room for the florentines to spread) place heaped teaspoons of the mix on the sheets - I do no more than 6 per sheet.
- Cook the florentines for approx. 7 minutes until they have spread and are golden brown around the edges. As soon as they are out of the oven, using a knife mould the edges into even circles, then let them sit on the tray for 2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat with the remaining mix. This recipe will make 24 biscuits.
- Once the florentines are all cooling on the rack, melt the chocolate (in a double boiler or in short bursts in the microwave) then drizzle or pipe evenly over the top of the florentines. Leave to cool.
- To make the Worlds best sandwich - Lay one florentine on your plate, top with a scoop of your desired gelato, then top with the second biscuit. Eat immediately and die from extreme, foodgasmic pleasure (you won't literally die).
- Tip: Store the cooked biscuits in your fridge, they will last for a few days... unless you eat them all immediately... which is likely.