Gluten free Florentines

Inspired by the wonderful Mary Berry I have been trying to perfect a yummy gluten free version of Florentines using just honey to sweeten. The end result is delicious, maybe not quite a traditional Florentine but now probably my favourite biscuit.

 

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Florentines

50g butter

100g raw honey

50g gluten free plain flour

50g mixed peel

25g flaked almonds

25g chopped walnuts

25g glace cherries

70% or 85% dark chocolate ( I used Green and Blacks )

Method

prepare 3 baking trays with baking paper

pre heat oven 160c fan

melt together the honey and unsalted butter in a saucepan gently

 

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add flour, nuts, cherries and mixed peel

stir thoroughly

 

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teaspoon the mixture onto the trays

6 to a tray

 

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make sure they are flattened down

bake for 8-10 mins until starting to go golden at the edges

cool on trays

then carefully move to a wire rack using a palette knife

 

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gently melt 70% or 85% gluten free dark chocolate

 

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using a pastry brush, paint the underside of the florentines with the chocolate

make zig zag patterns on the chocolate using a fork

 

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Fabulous anytime, particularly nice at Christmas

Happy Baking!

 

 

 

 

 

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