Orange, cherry and almond florentine bites recipe

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Looking for a delicious edible gift or bite-sized after dinner treat? Our orange, cherry and almond florentine bites are sophisticated and easy to make!

Orange, cherry and almond florentine bites
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Makes
SkillEasy
Preparation Time10 mins plus setting
Cooking Time15 mins

Our bite-sized orange, cherry and almond florentines are small in size but are mighty in flavour and indulgence.  With just 15 mins cooking and minimal prep, these mini Florentines really couldn't be easier to make.

Ingredients

  • 25g salted butter, melted
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 1tbsp honey
  • 25g sifted plain flour
  • ½tsp mixed spice
  • 2tbsp double cream
  • 75g candied peel
  • 75g glacé cherries, washed and quartered
  • 75g flaked almonds
  • 85g white chocolate, melted
  • 85g dark chocolate, melted
  • Gold leaf (optional)

You will need:

  • silicone 12 hole mini cup cake tray

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Method

  1. Heat the oven to 180C, gas 4. In a small heavy-based saucepan gently heat the butter, sugar and honey until melted. Remove from the heat and stir in the flour, ginger, cream, candied peel and glace cherries until well combined.
  2. Spoon teaspoons of the mixture into the silicone cupcake holes, Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown, allow to cool for a few minutes then spoon a tsp of melted chocolate into each hole. Tap the trays to ensure the chocolate is even. Leave to set. Remove to a wire rack. They’ll keep for 4 days in a sealed container.
Top Tip for making Orange, cherry and almond florentine bites

If you don’t have a silicone cup cake tin, spoon tsps. of the mixture on to a baking tray, bake as above and drizzle with the melted chocolate.