- vegetable oil, for baking pans
- 2 egg whites
- 100 g icing sugar
- grated zest of 1 orange
- 260 g almond slivers
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- Preheat oven to 150* C (300* F) Fan.
- Combine the orange zest, icing sugar and egg whites in a bowl with a hand whisk.
- Add the almond slivers. Mix with a spoon until the mixture is completely combined. We are not using a mixer because the almonds would break apart.
- Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Brush some vegetable oil over the parchment sheets because sometimes the parchment paper found on the market is not as non-stick as you would need, particularly for the Florentines. It is imperative that they are removed easily so that they do not ruin and break apart.
- Fill a small bowl with some water. Dip your hands into the water and pick up about 1 tablespoon of them mixture. Gently squeeze it in your hands and mold into a small ball. Place only 6 balls of mixture onto each baking sheet because they will spread a great deal while baking. Use a fork to flatten each ball as much as possible. Try to make them as thin and flat as possible without leaving any gaps within the mixture. Each Florentine should be spread out to about 8 cm in diameter.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes, until they take on a lovely golden caramel color.
- Use a knife or spatula to lift the Florentines so you can check if the bottom part is done. If not, bake for another 2-3 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let them cool on the baking sheets. When cool, use a spatula to gently remove them from baking sheets. Store in a sealed jar to keep fresh. If you don’t store them in a jar they may turn rubbery or soft.
Nutrition information per portion
Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.
Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.
Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.
The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.
Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.
It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.
They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.
A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily
*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.