Christmas Florentines

  • 50g Whitworths Chopped Almonds
  • 50g Whitworths Juice Locked Raisins
  • 50g Whitworths Chopped Apricots
  • 40g Whitworths Crystallised Fiery Ginger, roughly chopped
  • 50g pistachio nuts, roughly chopped
  • 40g unsalted butter
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 tbsp double cream
  • 1 tsp orange juice
  • ½ tsp mixed spice
  • 200g dark chocolate, finely chopped

Ready… Steady… Bake…

  • Preheat your oven to 180⁰C/Fan 160⁰C/Gas Mark 4 then line 4 baking trays with non-stick baking parchment.
  • Gently melt the butter and sugar together in a pan, remove from the heat then beat in the flour, mixed spice, cream and orange juice.
  • Stir in the almonds, raisins, apricots, ginger and pistachios then stir thoroughly.
  • Whilst mix is still warm scoop out small balls of the mix with a tablespoon and place onto the trays - you will need to space out well as they will spread in the oven.
  • Bake for 13-15 minutes or until golden, they will still be soft but will harden as they cool.
  • Once fully cooled, prep the chocolate... melt two-thirds of the chocolate over a pan of boiling water, continue heating until runny then remove from the heat and stir in the remaining third. Stir well until completely melted.
  • Drizzle over in a zig-zag patterning using either a piping bag or a spoon.
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  • 15 mins
  • 12-13 mins
  • Makes 26