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Christmas Florentines
Christmas Florentines

Christmas Florentines

These jewelled treats make lovely gifts for those with a sweet tooth. Use your favourite Fairtrade fruits and nuts – we love cranberries, almonds and apricots.

YIELDS

12

PREPARATION

15 MINS

COOKING

12-15 MINS

INGREDIENTS

  • 25g butter
  • 85g Tate & Lyle Caster Sugar
  • 2tsp flour
  • 3tbsp double cream
  • 150g mixed dried fruit and nuts (such as flaked almonds, cranberries, apricots, raisins, cherries)
  • 25g dark chocolate
  • 25g milk chocolate
  • 25g white chocolate

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE

  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC, 350ºF, Gas Mark 4.
  2. Place the butter and sugar into a pan and melt together – allow to turn golden brown before stirring in flour and double cream.
  3. Add the dried fruit and nuts and mix together.
  4. Take a large piece of baking paper and grease lightly with butter.  Cut into 12 squares and use to line the bases of a 12 hole muffin or bun tin.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the holes and spread out with a teaspoon.  Bake for 12-15 minutes until mid golden brown.  Leave for 10-15 minutes to set completely before peeling off the baking paper.
  6. Melt the chocolates in separate bowls, spread a little chocolate onto the flat side of each Florentine and just before it hardens completely run a fork through the chocolate to create a wavy pattern.