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5 from 3 votes

Recipe For Florentines

These biscuits are a perfect treat to enjoy with a cup of coffee
Author: an original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • Peel of 1 grapefruit
  • Peel of 1 orange
  • 50 g butter
  • 50 g demerrara sugar - I used fructose
  • 50 g honey
  • 50 g flour
  • 25 g blanched almonds finely chopped
  • 25 g walnuts finely chopped
  • 25 g cranberries finely chopped
  • 20 g dark chocolate


  • Preheat the oven to 160° Celsius
  • Bring a small pot of water to the boil
  • Add the citrus peel and blanch for 1 minute
  • Remove and refresh in a bowl of ice water
  • Drain, pat dry and chop finely
  • Weigh off 50g and set aside
  • Place the butter, sugar and honey into a small saucepan
  • Over a medium temperature heat until the butter and sugar melts
  • Remove from the heat and add the citrus peel, flour, nuts and cranberries and mix until combined
  • Using a teaspoon, place the mixture onto a lined baking tray, leaving space for spreading, and flatten slightly
  • Bake for 10 minutes
  • Turn out onto a wire rack to cool until completely cold
  • Melt your chocolate over a bain-marie and brush on to the bottom of each florentine
  • Leave to set and store in an airtight container


I made 21 biscuits