Quick florentines

Take a handful of ingredients and create these dark chocolate florentines. They make a delicious treat with your afternoon tea or a tasty homemade gift

  • Prep:25 mins
    Cook:25 mins
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 376
  • fat 15g
  • saturates 5g
  • carbs 33g
  • sugars 0g
  • fibre 17g
  • protein 17g
  • salt 0.8g


  • 100g caster sugar
  • 40g honey
  • 60g butter
  • 75g double cream
  • 200g flaked almonds
  • 60g ground almonds
  • 100g dark chocolate


  1. Heat the sugar, honey and butter with the cream in a small pan. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook for 5 minutes. Add the almond flakes and ground almonds, take off the heat and mix everything well.

  2. Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160/gas 4. Use two teaspoons to form 35 small heaps on a baking sheet lined with baking parchment. Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly caramelised to a golden colour. If the mixtures separates, simply put it back into piles with the two teaspoons.

  3. Let the florentines cool completely. Melt the dark chocolate in a microwave or a bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Using a pastry brush, brush the underside of each florentine with chocolate, place chocolate side up and leave to set.

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