Florentines

Total Time
0:50
Prep
0:30
Cook
0:20
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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