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42Total Time
30Prep Time
12Bake Time

Stem Ginger & Cherry Florentines

About the bake

A quick and easy recipe for traditional chewy Florentines. Perfect for edible Christmas gifts!

42Total Time
30Prep Time
12Bake Time


  1. Step 1:

    Pre-heat the oven to 180°C (fan 160°C,  gas mark 4). Line 2 large baking trays with non-stick baking parchment.

  2. Step 2:

    Gently heat together the butter, sugar and golden syrup in a small pan, stirring continuously until the butter has melted.

  3. Step 3:

    Remove from the heat and stir in the flour. Add the almonds, stem ginger, raisins and glace cherries. Mix well.

  4. Step 4:

    Place teaspoons of the mixture onto the prepared baking trays. Space out at 2.5cm intervals minimum as the Florentines will spread in the oven.

  5. Step 5:

    Bake for approximately 12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool on the tray before transferring to a cooling rack once set.

  6. Step 6:

    Break the chocolate into pieces and melt in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water. Do not allow the base of the bowl to touch the water. Stir the chocolate until just melted, taking care not to overheat.

  7. Step 7:

    Spread a little melted chocolate on the flat base side of each Florentines and leave to set chocolate side up.


    • 50g Butter (unsalted)
    • 50g Billington's Unrefined Light Muscovado Sugar
    • 50g Silver Spoon Golden Syrup
    • 50g Allinson's plain white flour
    • 50g Almonds (flaked) (toasted)
    • 30g Stem ginger (chopped into small pieces)
    • 40g Raisins
    • 40g Glacé cherries
    • 150g Plain chocolate (70% cocoa)

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