Wed, 24 Dec 2014

Santa will be sure to stop by if you put out these florentines! They’re equally good for an after-dinner treat on Christmas day.

Helen James


  • 1½ tbsp (20g) butter
  • ⅓ cup (70g) sugar
  • 1 tbsp golden syrup
  • 3 tbsp cream
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • ⅔ cup (60g) flaked almonds
  • ⅓ cup (40g) pecans
  • ¼ cup (60g) stem ginger (finely chopped)
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 80g Milk Chocolate/ 1 Considered milk chocolate bar
  • 20 x 20 cm bake tin

  1. 1. Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC.
  2. 2. Line your tin with baking parchment.
  3. 3. Melt the sugar, butter, cream and syrup in a saucepan over a low heat.
  4. 4. Remove from the heat and add the remaining ingredients.
  5. 5. Pour into the tin and even out. Bake for 13-15 mins until just turning golden around the edges.
  6. 6. Remove from the oven and using a knife or dough scraper divide into squares and lift out of the tin. Allow to cool.
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  8. 7. Reline the tin with baking parchment and spread a layer of melted chocolate evenly.
  9. 8. Lift the cooled florentines back into the tin and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
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  11. 9. When ready to eat lift out of the tin and snap or cut down along the pre-cut lines with the dough scraper.
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These make a lovely gift for a friend or neighbour; simply pop some in a treat bag.

Let me know if you make these and how you get on #consideredbyhj

Products used: Square Pan3530102 Milk Chocolate3521100 Corner Spoon3513121 Dough Scraper3513117 Check Tea Towel3561110 Goodie Bags3561106