Free Healthy Recipe - Florentines

Gluten free, Low GI, Wheat Free

Florentines are such an exotic biscuit. Typically the biscuit is made with syrup, glace cherries, corn flakes, nuts and chocolate but its not as healthy as one might like to hope. This version lifts their health rating slightly making them as a guilt free decadent treat the whole family can enjoy.

1 cup rolled or flaked rice
2 tbsp orange rind, finely shredded
½ cup rice syrup
120 grams dark chocolate, (70% cocoa)

Combine rice, almonds, currants and orange rind in a bowl. Heat the rice syrup gently in a saucepan over low heat until warm then pour over rice mixture. Stir well.

Line a small rectangular baking tray with baking paper. Spoon mixture onto tray, then flatten firmly using an additional piece of baking paper. Refrigerate while you are preparing the chocolate.

Melt chocolate gently in a bowl placed over boiling water. When melted spread the chocolate over the biscuit base. Refrigerate until cold then cut into squares.

Note: To bind the ingredients together better, spread the chocolate completely over the biscuit.

Makes 12 servings

Scale recipe to serves

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 5 mins
Ready in: 20 mins + chilling

Suitable for:
Dessert, Finger Food, Snack
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Nutritional Information - Per Serve
Kj 859 kj
Calories 205 kcal
Fat 8.4 g
Saturated Fat 3.1 g
Total Carbohydrate 28.7 g
Total Protein 3.7 g
Fibre 1.6 g

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