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Cranberry and Milk Chocolate Florentines

I love making Florentines, however I do not make them enough to give them real justice. They are a very versatile bake, as you can pretty much put anything that you like in them. The usual culprits are nuts, dried fruit and seeds, all coated in dark chocolate. However, after making cranberry mince pies last year, I have wanted to bake with cranberries again. They go so well with milk chocolate, so putting these two together seemed the best option!FlorentinesIngredients (makes roughly 20)
50g unsalted butter
50g golden syrup
50g caster sugar
50g plain flour
75g dried cranberries
50g flaked almonds
25g sunflower seeds
25g mixed peel
175g milk chocolate

Pre-heat the oven to 180C and line two baking trays with greaseproof paper. Put the butter, golden syrup and sugar in a medium-size saucepan, and place over a low heat until the butter has melted and the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat and add the flour, cranberries, flaked almonds, sunflower seeds and mixed peel. Mix well to get the mixture fully combined. Place heaped teaspoons of the mixture on the baking trays, spacing them well apart. Use the back of a spoon to flatten them slightly.Pre-cooked FlorentinesBake for 8 – 10 minutes or until they have turned golden brown. Leave to cool for 5 minutes then carefully transfer to a wire rack, using a spatula to lift them. If you only have one baking tray, make them in batches – however keep mixing the mixture in the pan so that it does not stick together.Cooked FlorentineOnce all the Florentines are cooled, break the milk chocolate into a heat-proof bowl and place over a pan of barely simmering water (ensuring that the base of the bowl is not touching the water). Use a brush or the back of a spoon to cover the base of the Florentines with the melted chocolate. The Florentines will still be fragile so handle carefully. Also, do not worry if they have a few holes in them, the chocolate will fill those gaps. Leave them to cool upside-down on the wire racks.Chocolate CoatingThese are a delicious afternoon snack, or as dessert with some ice-cream and a glass of wine – enjoy 🙂

About beesteasandbooks

I am a keen reader and baker who loves all things sweets! This site is for me to review books and share baking recipes. If you have any comments or recommendations, then please get in touch!


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