Mary’s florentines

Preparation time

less than 30 mins

Cooking time

10 to 30 mins

Serves

Makes 18 biscuits

Try making these chewy, luxurious biscuits at home. Careful weighing of the ingredients is the key to success.

Equipment and preparation: for this recipe you will need a sugar thermometer and three baking trays.

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Mary Berry recipes
From The Great British Bake Off

Ingredients

  • 50g/1¾oz butter
  • 50g/1¾oz demerara sugar
  • 50g/1¾oz golden syrup
  • 50g/1¾oz plain flour
  • 25g/1oz dried cranberries or glacé cherries, finely chopped
  • 50g/1¾oz candied peel, finely chopped
  • 25g/1oz almonds, finely chopped
  • 25g/1oz walnut pieces, finely chopped
  • 200g/7oz plain chocolate (70% cocoa solids)