• 50g unsalted English butter
  • 100g Fairtrade light brown soft sugar
  • 1 tablespoon British plain flour
  • 75ml crème fraîche
  • 50g flaked almonds
  • ¼ teaspoon Fairtrade mixed spice
  • 125g jumbo unsalted peanuts and raisins
  • 50g Brazil nuts, roughly chopped
  • 125g Fairtrade smooth dark chocolate, broken into small pieces
  • 25g Fairtrade smooth white chocolate, broken into small pieces


  1. 1

    Preheat the oven to 180°C, fan 160°C, gas mark 4. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.

  2. 2

    Put the butter and brown sugar in a small pan and melt over a gentle heat. Stir in the flour and bring to the boil.

  3. 3

    Stir in the crème fraîche and remove from the heat. Add the almonds, mixed spice, peanuts, raisins and Brazil nuts, and mix well.

  4. 4

    Spoon tablespoonfuls of the mixture onto the trays, and gently flatten. Leave space between each one, as they will expand as they cook.

  5. 5

    Bake for 15 minutes, until golden. Leave the florentines on the baking parchment and lift onto a cooling rack.

  6. 6

    Melt the chocolate in separate bowls in the microwave (see Cook's tip below).

  7. 7

    Once the florentines have cooled, turn them over and spread the bases with dark chocolate, then drizzle over the white chocolate in thin lines. Chill in the fridge until set, then serve.

  8. 8

    Cook's tip: To melt chocolate in the microwave, use a medium heat setting and check the chocolate every 30 seconds, as it can burn very easily.  

Nutritional Details

Each serving provides
  • Energy 1080kj 258kcal 13%
  • Fat 17.7g 25%
  • Saturates 7.9g 40%
  • Sugars 18.2g 20%
  • Salt 0.05g <1%

% of the Reference Intakes

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