Easy Home Recipes with an Asian Twist

Super Easy Sweeties — Florentines

Christmas is edging ever so close now, I can almost smell the turkey! 🙂 The thought (and need) of having little nibbles here and there is so overwhelming that, despite having mince pies and stollen piled up somewhere, I made some florentines tonight… hehe. And I’ll make some gingerbread men tomorrow.

So here’s how to make them!


100g butter or margarine
125g caster sugar
125g flaked almonds, roughly chopped
25g sultanas
5 glace cherries, chopped
25g chopped mixed peel
15ml (1 tablespoon) single cream
225g plain or white chocolate


  1. Line 3 baking sheets with non stick baking paper. Preheat oven to 180’C (350’F / gas mark 4). Melt the butter in a saucepan over a low heat.
  2. Add the sugar and heat gently until dissolved, then boil for a minute. Remove from the heat.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients except the chocolate, stirring well to mix.
  4. Drop the mixture in small, well-rounded heaps onto the prepared baking http://healthsavy.com/product/cialis/ sheets. REMEMBER to allow enough room to spread. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes (or until golden brown), watch them after 7 minutes, they look fine one minute and burn the next!
  5. Remove from the oven and you can press around the edges with a knife to neaten the shape. Leave them on the baking sheets for 5 minutes until they’re starting to firm, then lift onto a wire rack. Cool for 20 minutes.
  6. Melt the chocolate over a pan of simmering water. Stir until smooth then drizzle on the lovely florentines! Leave to set.

I have to say I’m not entirely satisfied this time. They taste very nice and they are very delicate. But they’re a bit too thin for my liking. James loves them though, maybe next time I’ll add some flour in and see how much of a difference it’ll make. Anyway… nommy nice! As Ashleigh would say! x

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