Florentines

Difficulty | Makes 12 | Book - Cooking for 1 or 2 people

healthy low fat florentines
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DRY INGREDIENTS
¼ cup glace cherries cut in half
¼ cup slivered almond
3 tablespoons sultanas
3 tablespoons craisins
¼ cup plain flour
1½ cups corn flakes

WET INGREDIENTS
3 tablespoons (45g) Flora® Light margarine melted
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons skim milk

cooking spray

TOPPING
40g dark chocolate

Per FlorentineTraditionalGluten Free
FatTotal4.3g4.3g
Saturated1.1g1.1g
Fibre0.9g0.9g
Protein1.6g1.7g
Carbs18.2g18.7g
Sugar12.8g12.9g
Sodium41mg25mg
Kilojoules484 (cals 116)492 (cals 118)
GI RatingMediumMedium

Method

Preheat oven 180°C fan forced.

  1. Dry Ingredients: Place all the dry ingredients into a medium size mixing bowl and combine well making sure you separate clumps of dried fruit.
  2. Wet Ingredients: Combine all the wet ingredients together in a small mixing bowl then add to dry mix.
  3. Combine together using a large spoon, mixing well for 1 minute.
  4. Coat a large flat baking tray with cooking spray then using a 7cm scone cutter place two dessertspoons of mixture into the hole and spread to make a circle. Gently lift cutter, repeat until 12 circle biscuits are made.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Leave to cool on tray. Once cooled place onto a wire rack then do topping.
  6. Topping: Break chocolate into squares then place into small glass or ceramic dish. Microwave on 50% power for 2 minutes. Stir well.
  7. Using a small zip lock bag place melted chocolate into bag. Seal well then cut a small point from the corner of the bag. Squeeze chocolate over tops of biscuits in a zig zag style. Leave to set.

NOTE: To make sure you use all the melted chocolate use the top edge of an egg lifter (metal is best) to push chocolate to the corner for piping.

Variation: Replace almonds with raw unsalted peanuts or to make a gluten free Florentine replace flour with ⅓ cup gluten free plain flour and 1½ cups gluten free corn flakes.

Not suitable to be frozen.

Dietitian's tip

This is an occasional food. However it does contain some fruit and nuts so can contribute as an extra, to a nutritionally adequate eating plan.

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