Thursday, April 26, 2012

White Chocolate Florentine Heaven

So my making one sweet treat every week has turned into one sweet treat every month for my book club. And this month my trusty weight watchers calendar gave me my inspiration this month and I made some White Chocolate Florentines. They are AMAZING. I'm serious when I say you need to make these biscuits. So far the best of the sweet treats I have made. And they are so easy, anyone could make them.
Here goes:

Makes 12
3pp per Florentine

50g low fat spread
50g caster sugar
2 tsp runny honey
30g flaked almonds
20g chopped hazelnuts
50g plain flour
75g white chocolate

Preheat oven to Gas4/180C/fan 160C and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
Melt the low fat spread with the honey and sugar in a saucepan. Mix together the nuts and flour in a seperate bowl and gradually stir in the honey mixture. It should look like this.

Spoon the mixture onto  the baking tray and be sure to leave plenty of room, you may need to do this in batches. And bake in the over for 10-12 minutes until golden brown.
When they come out of the over transfer to a wire rack for cooling. 

While they cool, melt the white chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water. Dip half the cooled Florentines into the choloate to coat and leave to set. By the last couple of Florentines it is easier to use a spatula to spread the chocolate as there is very little left in the bowl for dipping. 

Here is the finished product. Will take a better photo tomorrow when they have set properly and update this. 

Honestly, give these little guys a go. If you don't like white chocolate, you can use dark or milk and it wont affect the propoints. They keep for a few days in an airtight container, and they are good for bringing to friends houses for tea, or to have when you are having people over. These do not taste low fat at all, so good for all those who frown when they know its a low fat recipe. 


  1. Oooh ive made these and they are delish, i loved them especially the white chocolate. Im loving your blog. There is such a difference in your before and after pics. Well done :-)

  2. Thanks :-) I love these too - wanna try them with milk choc but I do think the white choc is amazing with them!