Florentines

6
Total Time
50 min
Prep
30 min
Cook
20 min
Serves
20
Difficulty
Easy
No need to say 'no' to these chocolate delicacies. Ideal at Christmas time for a festive treat.

Ingredients

Butter

75 g

Caster Sugar

70 g

Plain White Flour

30 g, plain

Almonds

40 g, flaked

Asda Home Baking Mixed Peel

40 g

Sultanas

25 g, or raisins

Glacé Cherries

25 g, chopped

Dark Chocolate

150 g, broken into pieces

Allspice

¼ teaspoons

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 4/180°C/fan oven 160°C. Line 2 large baking trays with non-stick baking parchment.
  2. Put the butter and sugar into a saucepan and heat gently until the sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat and stir in the flour, nuts, mixed peel, sultanas and cherries.
  3. Put 5 separate teaspoonfuls of the mixture onto each baking sheet, well-spaced to allow room for spreading, and flatten them slightly. Bake for 10 minutes. Cool, then carefully remove from the baking trays. Repeat with the remaining mixture to make 20 biscuits.
  4. Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl positioned over a pan of simmering water, or melt in the microwave. Stir in the allspice (if using), then spread thinly and evenly over the flat sides of the Florentines. Allow to cool and set before serving.

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