Tuesday, August 13, 2013
I love Florentine biscuits, but they can be rather fiddly to make. For this reason, I was pretty excited when I found a recipe for Florentine Slice on Alice in Bakingland. It is really simple - the slice is made all in one bowl (except for melting the chocolate), and is simply a matter of mixing cornflakes and condensed milk with nuts and fruits, baking, cooling and topping with melted chocolate. Easy peasy!
The recipe (with my adaptations) is as follows:
400g can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup sultanas
1/2 cup chopped Medjool dates
70g slivered almonds
1 cup toasted blanched almonds
½ cup diced dried prunes
½ cup chopped glace cherries
3 ½ cups cornflakes
200g roughly chopped dark chocolate
Preheat your oven to 180 °C. Grease and line a slice tin (mine is roughly 20cm x 30cm).
Place everything except the chocolate into a large bowl and combine well.
Press mixture into the prepared slice tin and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove the slice form the oven and cool in the tin on a wire rack then chill it in the fridge until cold.
Melt the chocolate and spread evenly over the top of the slice. Return the slice to the fridge and chill it until the chocolate is set.
Cut the slice into squares and store in the fridge.