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.




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 )


prepare 3 baking trays with baking paper

pre heat oven 160c fan

melt together the honey and unsalted butter in a saucepan gently



add flour, nuts, cherries and mixed peel

stir thoroughly



teaspoon the mixture onto the trays

6 to a tray



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



gently melt 70% or 85% gluten free dark chocolate



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

make zig zag patterns on the chocolate using a fork



Fabulous anytime, particularly nice at Christmas

Happy Baking!







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