Florentines! These are a wonderful cookie type treat, with lots of delicious goodies in them, and coated on one side with white or dark or milk chocolate. Easy recipe!
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Servings: 20
  • 50 g butter 2oz
  • 50 g demerara / brown sugar 2oz
  • 50 g golden or corn syrup 2oz
  • 50 g plain All Purpose flour 2oz
  • 4 red and green or natural glacé cherries finely chopped
  • 50 g finely chopped candied peel or raisins 2oz
  • 50 g finely chopped mixed almonds walnuts, pecans, pistachios, peanuts. (You can choose your favourites!), 2oz
  • 175 g plain milk or white chocolate or a variety of all three!, 6oz
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (375°F). Line a baking tray with parchment paper. (If you don't, the florentines will be very difficult to remove)
  2. Put the butter and syrup into a pan. Heat until the butter melts, remove from the heat, then add all other ingredients apart from the chocolate. Mix everything well.
  3. Place teaspoonfuls of the mixture on the baking sheet, about 1 inch apart then flatten with a back of a spoon.
  4. Bake for about 8 - 10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 2 - 3 minutes until they harden then using a palette knife, transfer to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely.
*** If the Florentines become too hard to remove, put them back into the oven for a few moments to allow them to soften.
  1. Now melt the chocolate in a basin over a saucepan of barely simmering water, making sure the base of the bowl doesn't touch the water.
  2. Spread a little melted chocolate over the flat base of each Florentine using a palette knife, and leave to set, chocolate-side up, on the cooling rack.
  3. Store in an airtight container.