Christmas Florentines {Countdown to Christmas}

Christmas Florentine recipe
Today I’m sharing another festive favourite with you – Florentines. They’re so simple to make, require very little preparation or skill and keep really well in the fridge.
If they’re taking your fancy, here’s how to make your own:

  • 225g dark chocolate
  • 125g glace cherries
  • 125g sultanas
  • 125g sugar
  • 125g desiccated coconut
  • 1 egg

You’ll also need:

  • Mixing bowl
  • Spoon
  • Microwavable bowl
  • Spatula
  • Tin foil
  • 23cm square baking tin
  • Small knife
  • Chopping board
  •  Cooling rack

Method:

  1. Line a baking tin with tin foil
  2. Break the chocolate into small pieces in a microwavable bowl
  3. Cook it in the microwave in 20 second bursts, removing the bowl each time and stirring well until the chocolate has melted
  4. Pour into the foiled tin, using a spatula to ensure even coating
  5. Place in fridge until set
  6. Roughly chop the cherries and sultanas
  7. Add to a bowl with the sugar, coconut and egg and mix well
  8. Spread the mixture over the chocolate
  9. Bake in the oven (190 degrees Celsius/Gas Mark 5) for 20 minutes
  10. Once cooked leave to cool completely on a cooling rack

Once cooled, you’ll  need to cut them into small squares – don’t feel bad about doing this; they’re very rich so you really only want a small piece at a time

Top Tip: chill your cooled Florentines in the fridge for 30 minutes before cutting it – you’ll find it helps massively!

Instead of cutting your Florentines into squares, why not use a baking cutter to cut out shapes? How about circles or stars or Christmas trees?

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