Florentines Italy – Keto

There are recipes that originally good natured and kind, ruined by advance of human greed and tastelessness AKA pouring sugar in them resulting in sweet but not much else thing.

These recipes are the recipes that have been developed by the unadvanced human race to feed themselves from the available resources with as much fun as possible.

After all chewing on nuts and berries day after day is not that many of us can bear. So, humans developed various processing techniques that were rather labor intensive due to the lack of electricity and kitchen tools in general.

More precisely kitchens in general because when kitchens were invented, humans had houses to live in not just caves where caveman crushed nuts with sticks and rocks. They also didn’t have dentists who could have fill their cavities before going nuts.

It’s interesting fact that most healthy food that are rich in nutrients like nuts, legumes, and whole grain also contain phytic acid that blocks the absorption of much of those healthy stuff by bonding them before our body could.

Without the crucial nutrients like iron, calcium, magnesium and zinc our teeth can’t cope with the surrounding world and starts to decay unmercifully.

During the centuries humans have learned how to make inedible food ready to nourish their bodies. This knowledge was passed over generation after generation as cultural tradition with the original purpose of the preparation method faded into oblivion.

When the same food introduced into new communities without the necessary knowledge of how to prepare it safely, it even caused fatalities.

Most of the time when we prepare food, we aren’t even aware of why we do it in a way we do it. We don’t need to think very much for such examples if we have ever read about the need of proofing the yeast.

We haven’t read much about soaking nuts in salt water overnight before eating them though. It seems like we should do that to reduce the Pythic acid content. Especially if we are to consume them in large amounts like almond milk or as a flour.

But bad it may seem, phytic acid is not such a bad guy as it is actually an antioxidant which bonds with the naturally occurring cancer, causing free radicals in our body. The problem -as with all things arise- when we don’t consume them in moderation.

Human chemistry is such a complicated science intrigued with the never-ending nagging of our brain’s survival instincts and our neo cortex desire to live healthy and sound life.

Life can be so difficult sometimes. But luckily there are things that help us through such trying times with ease and joy.

Ease and joy are Florentines all about. Especially these low carb Florentines that are naturally gluten free as there isn’t any without flour in them. Although the original Italian recipe has plenty of sugar in it -as it’s a kind of candied nuts wafer- this keto recipe skips on it and uses eggs to hold everything together.

Instead of the dried high sugar fruits orange zest was used and the chocolate is just some plain old sugar free baking chocolate. Nothing fancy, nothing difficult but amazingly easy and delicious chocolate orange Florentines.Florentines-italy-3-SunCakeMom

Ingredients

  • 10 oz / 300g Almonds (coarsely ground)
  • 1 Orange zest
  • 3 tablespoon / 50g Butter
  • ½ cup / 100ml Heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon Low carb sweetener
  • 5 oz / 150g Chocolate melted

How to make Florentines:

  1. Grind half of the almonds finely and the other half coarsely.Florentines-italy-Process-1-SunCakeMom
  2. Put butter and cream in a saucepan to heat it up with the vanilla extract and sweetener.Florentines-italy-Process-4-SunCakeMom
  3. Pour almond and orange zest and mix them with the other ingredients in the saucepan on low heat.Florentines-italy-Process-10-SunCakeMom
  4. Preheat the oven to 350°F / 180°C.
  5. Prepare tray with baking paper.
  6. With a spoon put walnut size balls on the tray.Florentines-italy-Process-11-SunCakeMom
  7. Flatten them with a fork.Florentines-italy-Process-12-SunCakeMom
  8. Put the tray with the cookies in the preheated oven for about 10 – 15 minutes (depending on the oven).
  9. Take them out as soon as it starts to get a golden brown color.
  10. Place cookies on a cooling rack to cool down, help with a sharp flat tool to put cookies from the tray to the cooling rack.Florentines-italy-Process-13-SunCakeMom
  11. Melt chocolate.Melted-chocolate-gp-SunCakeMom
  12. Pour chocolate on top of the cookies.Florentines-italy-Process-14-SunCakeMom
  13. Keep them in a cool place until chocolate becomes solid again.

Enjoy!Florentines-italy-1-SunCakeMom

All desserts are equal but some are more equal then the others. The more equal ones are the ones that we use to dress up our heart with while waiting for the special times to come.

Florentines - Keto

Looking for an easy and delicious cookie? Try these low carb florentines that will please anyone who ever liked chocolate and orange together!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Gluten free, Italian, Keto, Low carb recipe, Paleo, Sugar free recipe
Author: Edi Baker - SunCakeMom

Ingredients

  • 10 oz / 300g Almonds coarsely ground
  • 1 Orange zest
  • 3 tablespoon / 50g Butter
  • ½ cup / 100ml Heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon Low carb sweetener
  • 5 oz / 150g Chocolate melted

Instructions

  • Grind half of the almonds finely and the other half coarsely.
  • Put butter and cream in a saucepan to heat it up with the vanilla extract and sweetener.
  • Pour almond and orange zest and mix them with the other ingredients in the saucepan on low heat.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F / 180°C.
  • Prepare tray with baking paper.
  • With a spoon put walnut size balls on the tray.
  • Flatten them with a fork.
  • Put the tray with the cookies in the preheated oven for about 10 - 15 minutes (depending on the oven).
  • Take them out as soon as it starts to get a golden brown color.
  • Place cookies on a cooling rack to cool down, help with a sharp flat tool to put cookies from the tray to the cooling rack.
  • Melt chocolate.
  • Pour chocolate on top of the cookies.
  • Keep them in a cool place until chocolate becomes solid again.

Notes

Enjoy!

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