I'm trying to keep my business, my triplets, and my waistline under control. I excel at one of those, fail at another one of those, and one is a work in progress. Which is which is day dependant.

Tuesday, August 8, 2006

RAS Recipe of the Week

I'm posting another one of these because, while clearing out a bunch o' junk, DH found this recipe. It's really yummy, and definetly worth sharing. It's a bit of a twist on an old classic. Go on, commit a Random Act of Sweetness!

Florentines, the Lori Way
(no idea who Lori is, I met her at some party and never saw her again)

2 cups crushed cornflakes
1 1/2 cups flaked almonds
1/2 cup raisins/sultanas
1/2 cup craisins (dried cranberries - you could sub glace cherries)
100g chopped macadamias
1 cup sweetened condensed milk
300g chocolate
20g copha (this can be omitted if you are using compound chocolate)

Preheat oven to 180C /325 F. Mix everything except for the chocolate and copha. Push it into a paper-lined square tray (smallish 8" x 8"). Bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool.

Melt 1/2 the chocolate and the copha. Spread over the top of the slice and cool, (overnight if you can, otherwise wing it in the freezer for a few minutes.) Pop the whole thing out of the tin and flip over, then put back in the tin. Melt the other half of the chocolate and copha and spread out. Once starting to set 'score' marks in the chocolate to mark where you will cut it. Place one craisin in the middle of each square. Cool completely (to set chocolate) and then cut with a hot knife.

Yum! Enjoy!

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