Easy Florentines

First of all, I must say that I am talking about the dolci and not people from Florence but I think the photo is a bit of a give away! The Florentine recipes I have done have always involved baking but I don’t think this is necessary so here is an easy recipe that involves melting instead of baking.

What you need:

200g dark or plain chocolate

4 dessert spoons golden syrup

3 dessert spoons light brown sugar

40g flaked almonds

20g dried cranberries

You can mix and match the dried fruit and use other nuts and seeds as you like – just keep to the measurements.

1: Melt the chocolate in a pan on a low heat stirring frequently and do not let it boil.

2: Spoon the melted chocolate onto baking paper on a tray. Using the spoon spread the chocolate in circles. I made about 20 discs. Place the tray in the fridge and let the discs set for about 30 minutes.

Neat tip! >  Make use of the remnants of melted chocolate in the pan by adding milk to make a rich hot chocolate to drink whilst the discs set. Or just eat it with a spatula!

3: Whilst the discs are setting (and you’re drinking hot chocolate!) melt the golden syrup with the sugar on a low heat and when it is well blended add the cranberries and almonds.

4: Take the chocolate discs out of the fridge and put spoonfuls of the almond cranberry sticky mixture on top.

5: Place the Florentines in the fridge to set for about an hour.


4 thoughts on “Easy Florentines

  1. Clara Womersley says:

    these look so good, especially against the tissue paper. I shall make and report back. these are my dad’s favourites so I’ll make them for his 60th birthday! thanks Camilla!

  2. Sara Stevenson says:

    Hmmm… Sounds delicious, will certainly make them! Nicely written, especially the hot chocolate part.. runs in the family I guess!

  3. Naomi says:

    I would like to make these as gifts for christmas…they look yummy and I love the way you’ve packaged them!
    How long will they keep for though before they start to not taste so great?!

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