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December 18, 2009


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One of my fav recipes ever.. and today I shared it on my blog too! :) Many thanks!



Your a special lady i love your blog boy what i would do for these cookies tom USA


Oh my goodness! These look spectacular, and I'm going to have to try them at nearest convenience... after translating grams into cups!


The florentines were amazing! Except I wasn't able to make them with orange chocolate as I had none in my pantry, but they were delicious all the same. By the way, I'm 16 and I gave them to my friend for her 17th birthday and she loved them too!

Wendy Robinson

Dear Lucy,
I am so happy your baby has been born safely, and I wish you the very best in getting your blood pressure under control. I love, love, love your blog and got so worried about you when you disappeared for a week. Your colorful work and upbeat, delightful take on life warm my heart, not to mention the warmth of my lovely ripply blanket which you inspired me to make.
Best best wishes to you and your family.
Wendy in California


Mine just came out of the oven and they are superb. This is such an easy and great recipe. Surely a Christmas hit for years to come. Thanks for sharing.

Happy Holidays


Susan Hardy

Thanks for the recipe Lucy, I took it to work and the elderly residents with dementia have made 25 florentines. It went really well, minus the cranberries cause that fruit can effect some medication. Thanks again and love reading your blog every day.


Hi there! Just made a batch to take to a friend as a little Christmas treat! I was really pleased to find that I could buy Chocolate oranges here (Australia) as it did add that little extra 'something' to the taste factor!

The extras have all been consumed and were truly yummy! Thanks for the recipe, I will definitely be using it again and again and again........


looks so delich..


Hello Lucy, I really enjoy reading often your attic news and grabbing new decoration/baking/... idea. Please carryone.
Thanks a lot for the smile you put on my face every time I come to read you.

All the best



Mmm, Florentines. They look so good!


I have recently discovered your blog and I just need to say thank you, thank you, thank you for all the inspiration and beautiful ideas. I've been crocheting for years, but had petered out of late. After pouring over your old posts, I've been so inspired and have been in a crocheting frenzy, cranking out project after beautiful project. I've also just made the florentines, and oh my....
Thank you and I'm so happy to have found you in the attic!

Clare Powell

Sounds delicious...I may have to give these a go next week thanks for the recipe and for all your wonderful tutorials...I have so enjoyed them!


I'm Silje, and is from Norway. I often visit your blog, and I must say I like it very much. I will be very inspired by what you create. Yet I am not as good as you, I hekler some in between! I also own knitting blog, but where are all of course in Norwegian, unfortunately. I want to wish you a merry Christmas;)


i love your modifications and thanks for sharing the recipe. i like the idea of apricots - sometimes the local ones here are less sweet than the turkish ones, so these might work ...


I'm going to get ingredients and make these tomorrow. Thanks for sharing!

Lynda Kennedy

Hi from sunny and hot Brisbane Australia, we are a local yarn shop and several of our customers have been talking about your site, now everyone is visiting Attic 24 and they are loving it, granny squares are hot right now, and you have given them inspiration to be creative, colourful and quirky - thank you so much Lynda


just a little note to wish you and yours the happiest chrissy. you have bought us much joy and inspiration over the year and at our little craft group you are often the topic in the most fondest of tones...you are such an inspiration...and we really with you all the best for the coming year... margie

Emma - Dotty Mays

Thankyou for this recipe ... and for the idea of changing the mixed peel (which I also dislike)I've had flaked almonds in my cupboard for a while now & didn't know why I boght them ... well now they've been put to good use ...yummy florentines cooling in my kitchen as I type (I had to try one without choc!!). I bought some Bournville dark choc orange so mixed that with milk choc - well the bowl tasted good so here's hoping the florentines do too. My christmas kitchen now has 3 attic sweet treats!
Thanks again x Emma x


Hi Lucy, I spent much of the afternoon watching your blog. Of all those who have visited lately, I felt sensational. You are truly an inspiration. Just a week ago that I began to practice with crochet and I love this technique.
Thanks for your photos, your instructions, tutorials, and your creativity.


I used a translator


Yuuum! Thank you for sharing the recipe.

Marian M-S

I love your recipes! I can't wait to try these, they look delicious :-)


Lucy, we made them and they're gorgeous. Thank you so much for the recipe

Shari Sunday

Beautiful. My kind of recipe except for translating the measurements. I happen to have some leftover cranberries! Merry Christmas!


My husband works for a fairly well known chocolate factory in the village of Bournville ;) and he's made up a lot of these covereed in his staff discounted chocolate! He tends to tray bake though and cut up afterwards. They are yum!

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