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christmas 2010

  • White Christmas Florentines
  • ¾ cup of flour
  • 4 tablespoons of chopped almonds
  • 4 tablespoons of chopped macadamias
  • 4 tablespoons of chopped pistachios
  • 4 tablespoons of chopped dried cherries
  • 4 tablespoons of chopped mixed peel
  • 4 tablespoons of cranberries (craisins)
  • 85 grams / 3 oz of butter
  • ¾ cup of brown sugar
  • 1 dessertspoon of golden syrup or honey
  • 200 grams / 8 oz of white chocolate
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (356°F)
  2. Line several baking trays with cooking paper.
  3. In a large bowl stir the flour, nuts and fruit together until combined. In a small saucepan over a low to medium heat, combine the butter, syrup and brown sugar until the butter has melted and the sugar has dissolved. Add the butter and sugar mixture to the dry ingredients and stir thoroughly. Spoon heaped teaspoons of the mixture onto the lined baking trays and press into circles remembering to leave room for the biscuits to spread. Bake for 7 to 8 minutes. After removing from the oven, be sure to leave the Florentines on the baking tray for 5 minutes until they are crisp before transferring to a cooling rack. When cool melt the chocolate in a medium sized bowl in a double boiler (bain-marie) or in the microwave. Spread one side of the Florentines with melted chocolate and place chocolate side up until set.
  5. Makes around 40

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Steamed Broccoli with Sundried Tomato Butter Individual Christmas Puddings De-constructed Trifle Tiramisu Vanilla Extract Windsor Blue
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