I started making these chewy biscuits at home when my daughter was little I sometimes use dried fruit, sometimes add cereal like crushed cornflakes but they are always delicious.


50g butter
50g sugar
50g golden syrup
50g flour
25g dried cranberries or glacé cherries, finely chopped
50g candied peel, finely chopped
25g chopped nuts
200g plain chocolate


Preheat the oven to 180C.
You will need several baking trays covered with parchment as these little devils spread like crazy.
Heat the butter, sugar and syrup in a small pan until melted. Remove from the heat and add the flour, chopped fruit and nuts and stir well to mix.
Spoon teaspoonfuls of the mixture on to each of the prepared baking trays, leaving plenty of room for them to spread during cooking.
Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until golden-brown. Leave to cool slightly before lifting onto a rack to cool completely.

Set a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water, but don´t let the bowl touch the water. Breaking the chocolate into the bowl and melt. Once it has cooled slightly, spread over the flat base of each florentine and leave to cool. Store in an airtight container.

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