Desiree's Yummy Florentines

    25 minutes

    These easy peasy Florentines make a great gift, particularly at Xmas or on any other occasion. Makes 25 which will keep for 4-5 days in airtight container- indulge and enjoy!


    New South Wales, Australia
    6 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 90g cornflakes crushed a bit by hand or rolling pin
    • 90g toasted flaked almonds
    • 60g diced cranberries (optional)
    • 60 diced yellow, green red glace cherries (or only red)
    • 60g sultanas or raisins
    • 397g can condensed milk
    • 310g dark cooking chocolate broken into chunks

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Extra time:3min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Heat oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. Line a couple of baking sheets with baking paper.
    3. Mix together in bowl all ingredients (except the chocolate) until all the ingredients are sticky.
    4. Spoon tablespoons of mixture onto the sheets and leave room for spreading. Flatten each with the back of a wet spoon.
    5. Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown.
    6. Allow to cool until almost firm and with a spatula carefully turn each one upside down and cool completely.
    7. Melt chocolate over simmering water in a double boiler or in the microwave.
    8. When chocolate melted, brush chocolate over the flat bases of the biscuits with a pastry brush.
    9. When the chocolate has nearly set, make squiggly lines with a form in the chocolate for a professional looking finish.

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    Fantastic recipe! Thank you  -  03 Mar 2010


    This is a simple , easy to make Xmas treat to have with either a glass of wine or a cup of coffee. You won't be disappointed !!  -  10 Dec 2009


    These where amazing will defo make again  -  13 Dec 2017  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)