Sunday, 6 December 2009

Christmas Florentines

Why not give something you made yourself for christmas this year, like these christmas florentines. I think it´s always a special thing when you get something from someone that has put in some effort and creativity into a present. You could make some homemade vanilla sugar like i gave my mom and dad last cristmas where you pulse 4 vanillapods with 1kg of sugar in a foodprocessor, some red wine chocolate truffles which I will do this christmas or saffran pears in a jar where you add 0.5g of saffran to 1 can of pears and put it in a nice jar wich everybody would like to eat with some vanilla ice cream.

100g special K cornflakes, bashed into fine crumbs
90g flaked almonds
50g dried blueberries
50g dried apricot, chopped
397g condensed milk
300g milk chocolate
60g dessicated coconut

Heat the oven to 180˚C and line a baking tray with a sheet of baking parchment. Put the crushed cornflakes, almonds, blueberries and apricots in a bowl and mix well together. Stir in the condensed milk until all the ingredients are sticky. Spoon tablespoons of the mixture onto the sheet and leave some room for spreading. Flatten each spoonful with the back of the spoon and bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown.

Melt the chocolate over simmering water. When the cookies are cool, spoon or brush the base of the cookies with the melted chocolate and dip in the dessicated coconut. Leave until the chocolate has set and serve or put in a box as presents. Will keep for 5 days in a airtight container.

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