Praline Hearts

Praline is wonderfully simple to make and you can use it to decorate so many dishes – instead of a wafer on ice cream, crumbled onto a chocolate mousse…Or you can simply eat it on its own.  I made these hearts for our little advent calender as an alternative to chocolate.

You’ll need

  • 150g caster sugar
  • 120g flaked almonds

To make it

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  2. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper and set aside.
  3. Heat the sugar in a pan over a low heat and leave it to dissolve until it’s a light caramel colour.
  4. Quickly stir in all the almonds until they are all covered and turn the mixture out on to the baking tray.
  5. Flatten it out to a thin layer and then bake for 5 minutes.
  6. Working really quickly while it is still hot, cut out shapes using a metal cutter of your choice.  You can pop it back in the oven to soften if you’re struggling.
  7. Leave the shapes to cool.

One response to “Praline Hearts

  1. Pingback: Advent Traditions Old and New | The Botanical Baker

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