Recipe: Cranberry Florentines


These homemade treats look beautiful and once boxed up make a very thoughtful gift to a friend or family. Golden, sweet and chewy Italian biscuits with the flavours and colours of cherries and cranberries... what's not to like?


  • 50 g flaked almonds
  • 75 g caster sugar
  • 75 g plain flour
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 75 g butter
  • 75 g dried cranberries
  • 50 g glacé cherries
  • 50 g mixed dried peel

Step 1


Preheat an oven to 180°C. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.

Step 2

Make Florentine Batter

Melt the butter, sugar and honey in a small saucepan or pan over simmering water. Stir in the flour to create the florentine batter.

Step 3

Mix In Some Fruit & Nuts

Chop up some of the cherries (optional) and tip into the mixture along with the cranberries, mixed peel and flaked almonds. Mix well.

Step 4


Position teaspoons of the mixture onto the baking trays, a small space apart and press slightly with a damp finger or back of the spoon to flatten a little. Bake for 10 minutes, then leave to cool for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 5


Box up into an air-tight container and share as a gift. Makes 22 (Recipe courtesy of Asda Magazine)

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