Eat like a German - German Recipe:
Florentiner Bisquits

Florentiner Bisquits
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Florentiner - a traditional christmas biscuit from Germany with an Italian touch.

The namesake for this pastry is Florence, where the recipe originated. Florentines are round cookies made ​​of almonds and candied orange peel, lemon peel or candied fruit pieces. The underside is coated with chocolate. Florentines are traditional Christmas sweets in many parts of South Germany.


  • 250 g butter
  • 250 g sugar
  • 100 ml cream
  • 80 g of honey
  • 200 g almonds, chopped
  • 200 g almonds, slivered
  • 100 g orange peel
  • 100 g cherries candidate
  • 200 g mixed candied fruit (cut the candied fruit nice and small)
  • 250 g dark chocolate coating


Mix all ingredients (except the chocolate coating) in a saucepan and bring to a boil while stirring gently.

Then set larger drops of the mixture on a baking sheet lined with baking paper using a teaspoon. Bake in a preheated oven, at 180 degrees C, for about 7 minutes.

Remember that the unbaked cookies will still spread out somewhat! Let cool on the baking sheet.

While still warm, the cookies will be very soft.

Warm the chocolate coating - let it cool down - and then melt it again. This way, its sheen will be more beautiful!

After cooling, cover the bottom of the Florentines with chocolate.

Gaby Leeser
Gaby Leeser

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