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Florentine’s: Sweet Traditional Christmas Treats

Florentine’s: Sweet Traditional Christmas Treats.

Hello friends.

Fancy makings some Florentine?

These sweet biscuit can have any of your favourite nuts and fruits in them. Just adapt this recipe and add all your favourites inside.

Nothing says how much you care than a homemade present – and these Florentine’s are so quick and easy.

Make them look really professional with a celophane bag and some ribbon.

Who wouldn’t love these as a gift at Christmas?

Florentine's: Sweet Traditional Christmas Treats

Florentine’s: Sweet Traditional Christmas Treats:

Makes 12 biscuits

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10-15 minutes


25g (1oz) butter

25g (1oz) light brown soft sugar

100g (3½oz) Carnation Condensed Milk

2 tsp plain flour

150g (5½oz) mixed dried fruit and nuts such as apricots, cranberries, blueberries, cherries, toasted flaked almonds, desiccated coconut etc.

85g (3oz) dark chocolate

Florentine's: Sweet Traditional Christmas Treats
Florentine's: Sweet Traditional Christmas Treats


1.) Preheat the oven to 180C, (160C for fan ovens) or Gas Mark 4.

2.) Melt the butter and sugar in a non-stick saucepan stirring until combined.

3.) Add the condensed milk and heat until just bubbling.

4.) Stir in the plain flour and mix until smooth.

5.) Stir in the dried fruit and nuts.

6.) Place spoonfuls of the mixture onto parchment lined baking sheets and bake for about 12 minutes until turning golden brown at the edges.

7.) Leave to cool on the tray.

8.) When cool, melt the chocolate and spread a small amount on the flat side of the Florentine then drag a fork through the chocolate to make wavy lines.

Florentine's: Sweet Traditional Christmas Treats

Do you like to make homemade gifts?

Recipe and photo credit by-  Carnation

Florentine's: Sweet Traditional Christmas Treats

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4 comments so far.

4 responses to “Florentine’s: Sweet Traditional Christmas Treats”

  1. Judy Haughton-James says:

    These look beautiful and oh so delicious Clairejustine! It is a good thing I am now going to have breakfast in Jamaica as they are making me even more hungry!:)Take care and enjoy your weekend.

  2. Thanks Judy,It's cold and windy here but I'm just deciding whether or not to go out to the shops and get these ingredients,have a lovely weekend 🙂

  3. Fashion Confessions of a Mommy says:

    Great recipes. I love that raspberry salsa.

  4. @Fashion Confessions of a Mommy Thanks for the comment 🙂

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