Dark chocolate florentines

    35 min

    These look, taste and smell delicious! Perfect for school cake sales or Christmas gifts. You probably have most of the ingredients for these florentines in your cupboard - especially if you like bran flakes!

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    Makes: 30 florentines

    • 100g butter
    • 125g caster sugar
    • 75g bran flakes lightly crushed
    • 25g flaked almonds
    • 25g sultanas, chopped
    • 10 glace cherries, chopped
    • 2 tablespoons crystallised ginger
    • 125g plain chocolate, melted

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Preheat oven to 150 C / Gas 2. Lightly grease three baking trays.
    2. Melt butter; add caster sugar and boil for 1 minute. Stir in remaining ingredients except chocolate; mix well.
    3. Spoon small balls of mixture on to baking trays. Keep well apart to allow for spreading (you will probably fit 10 on each tray).
    4. Bake for 10 minutes until golden brown. Set aside to cool and harden for a few minutes. Transfer to a wire cooling rack.
    5. When cool, drizzle or cover biscuits with melted chocolate. Once the chocolate has completely set, store in an airtight tin.

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