Tuesday, 19 February 2013


On the weekend, I decided to use up the leftover dried fruits from Christmas and make an old time favourite. Florentines are really moreish with a cuppa, quite healthy and extremely easy to make. 
I like to use the recipe from Taste .com but I often substitute ingredients depending on what I have in the cupboard.

1/2 cup sultanas
2 cups cornflakes
100g slivered almonds
100g chopped glace cherries
2 tbs mixed peel
2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
250g good quality dark chocolate.

Mix the dry fruits and nuts in a bowl. I used roasted unsalted cashews because thats all I had and added some cranberries and currents.

Add the cornflakes and mix through.

Pour in the condensed milk.

Mix the ingredients until the dry mix evenly.

Place spoonfuls of the mixture onto a lined tray and bake on 170 degrees for about 10 minutes or until golden brown and then allow to cool.

Meanwhile, heat the chocolate in a bowl over a pot of boiling water until melted and then dip the base of the biscuits into the chocolate and turn over to chill in the fridge.

I like to use a fork and make wiggly lines through the chocolate for a decorative affect.
Hope you enjoy them.

Giulia .x

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