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Florentines

Yum yum yum! Crispy, chewy, buttery snacks. Perfect for this season as the weather turns ever colder.

2 tbsp butter
75 g brown sugar
2 tsp flour
75 mL crème fraîche
65 g flaked almonds, toasted
1 piece of stem ginger, chopped well
60 g mixed dried fruit, chopped (I used raisins, sultanas, sour cherries, cranberries and strawberries)
Zest of 1 orange

Pre-heat the oven to 180°. Heat the butter, sugar and flour in a pan and stir continuously over a medium flame. When everything has melted and it is sticky and gooey, add the crème fraîche and stir well to mix it all together. Stir in the nuts, ginger, fruit and zest. Spoon out teaspoonfuls of the florentines onto a tray lined with baking paper and flatten each one little. Bake for 15 minutes, until they are golden brown and bubbling. Transfer them to a cooling rack and try very hard not eat them all at once. If you’re feeling particularly indulgent, you could spread melted chocolate over the base of each one.

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