Florentines Sweet Traditional Christmas Treats

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Florentines Sweet Traditional Christmas Treats. Hello friends. So how are you today? Do you 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.

So what is in a traditional Florentine? A traditional Florentine biscuit is a sweet pastry made up of nuts and fruit.

Florentines Sweet Traditional Christmas Treats

Florentines Sweet Traditional Christmas Treats:

Florentines are made of nuts and candied cherries mixed with sugar melted together with butter and honey, cooked in an oven. They taste so yummy. One might not be enough!?

Florentines Sweet Traditional Christmas Treats. Make them look really professional with a cellophane bag and some ribbon.

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

Makes 12 biscuits

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

Ingredients:

  • 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
Florentines Sweet Traditional Christmas Treats

Florentines Sweet Traditional Christmas Treats:

How To Make:

  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 spoonful’s 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.

Florentines Sweet Traditional Christmas Treats:

Florentines Sweet Traditional Christmas Treats. So what do you think about these Florentines? Do you also like to make homemade gifts?

Recipe and photo credit by-  Carnation

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Florentines Sweet Traditional Christmas Treats:

Florentines Sweet Traditional Christmas Treats.

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Florentines Sweet Traditional Christmas Treats

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6 Comments

  1. 4 January 2022 / 20:46

    These look delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe and the ideas to go along with them. Happy New Year as well. #HomeMattersParty

  2. 27 November 2011 / 16:13

    @ Fashion Confessions of a Mommy Thanks for the comment.

  3. Fashion Confessions of a Mommy
    26 November 2011 / 18:29

    Great recipes. I love that raspberry salsa.

  4. 26 November 2011 / 14:14

    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.

  5. Judy Haughton-James
    26 November 2011 / 13:53

    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.