This recipe features a unique flavor twiston the traditional Florentine cookie with a hint of cinnamonand chili. Another unique feature of this version of the cookieis that it is not cooked in a saucepan prior to baking as aretraditional Florentines.
Recipe: Latin Lace Florentines
3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups sliced almonds
10 tablespoon (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup half-and-half or whole milk
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
4 ounces fine-quality bittersweet chocolate, chopped
Makes about 2 dozen.
Shopping note: For the best chocolate flavor,look for bittersweet chocolate with a minimum of 60 percent cocoasolids.
Recipe and photograph provided courtesyof Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.
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