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Apricot and Ginger Florentines

Apricot and Ginger Florentines

Brought to you by: Whitworths
    14 serving
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Serves: 14

These apricot and ginger Florentines are a classic Christmas bake. They’re gorgeously sticky and chewy with a crisp double layer of dark chocolate on top. These make for a lovely homemade gift during the festive season or an ideal nibble when friends and family come over for Christmas celebrations.
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Ingredients

  • 45g butter
  • 60g dark brown soft sugar
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 50g plain flour
  • 80g Whitworths dried apricots, finely chopped
  • 50g Whitworths crystal ginger
  • 80g Whitworths flaked almonds
  • 25g Whitworths desiccated coconut
  • 150g dark chocolate, broken into pieces

Method

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/gas 4 and line 2 large baking trays with baking paper.

Step 2

In a small pan over medium heat, melt the butter, sugar and maple syrup together until smooth.

Step 3

Take the pan off the heat and stir in the flour, apricots, ginger, almonds and coconut.

Step 4

Leave to cool for 5-10 mins until cool enough to handle comfortably, then scoop a small amount of the mixture into the palm of your hand and shape into a rough ball. Repeat with the rest of the mixture and place the balls onto the baking trays, ensuring there is space between each one.

Step 5

Flatten each Florentine to approx. 2cm in thickness.

Step 6

Bake in the oven on the middle shelf for 12 mins until lightly golden around the edges. Remove from the oven and leave to cool completely on the trays.

Step 7

Once cool, melt the dark chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water - ensuring that the base of the bowl doesn’t touch the water.

Step 8

Cover a cooling rack in baking paper. Carefully dip the underside of each Florentine into the melted chocolate and place them chocolate-dipped side-up on the rack.

Step 9

Leave to cool and set, then repeat with the remaining melted chocolate for a double delicious layer of dark chocolate. Leave to set until the chocolate has set completely before serving.

Step 10

Store in an airtight container and eat within 5 days.

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