Chocolate Florentines

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Appears in
The Official Downton Abbey Afternoon Tea Cookbook

By Downton Abbey

Published 2020

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Despite the seemingly eponymous name, not much is known about these elegant treats except that Florentines do not hail from Florence. Although their origin is a mystery, the thin, crisp, and delicate nature of the caramelized almond delicacies suggests both French pastry technique and a place on the afternoon tea menu.


For the Florentines

  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • ¼ cup (30 g) flour


Preheat the oven to 325°F 165°C). Line two sheet pans with parchment paper.

To make the Florentines, in a small bowl, stir together the orange zest and flour until the zest is coated. Set aside.

In a saucepan over low heat, combine the butter, cream, sugar, and honey. C