Florentine Slice

by Stefany
(Doonside, NSW, Australia.)

Florentine Slice with chocolate, cherries, almonds, and sultanas

Florentine Slice with chocolate, cherries, almonds, and sultanas

This tasty chocolate slice was often made by my sister when I was growing up. The only trouble was - it didn't last long in the family! Once my dad, mum and five brothers took a bite, they were hooked and the slice soon disappeared from the plate.



The recipe has tended to stay in our family and I often make it when we have guests over for afternoon tea.


You will find that it is very easy to make and can store well in the fridge for about a week.


I feel as though the chocolate and cherries really make this slice SO extra yummy! If you are indeed a chocoholic, then you may wish to drizzle some extra chocolate on the slice - it's entirely up to you!


I truly hope you enjoy it!



Florentine Slice Recipe


Serving size: Serves 10 or more
Cuisine type: Traditional
Cooking time: Less than 30 minutes
Course: Dessert


INGREDIENTS


½ cup (100g) glace cherries, halved
½ cup sultanas
½ cup raisins, chopped
100g slivered almonds, toasted*
2 tablespoons mixed peel
2 cups cornflakes, lightly crushed
1 (395g) tin condensed milk
120g dark chocolate, broken up roughly
40g butter
2 tablespoons cream



METHOD


Preheat oven to 180°C.

Grease and line a 20 x 30cm slice tin.

Combine all ingredients, except chocolate in a medium sized bowl. Pour into the prepared pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden.

Place chocolate, butter and cream in a heatproof dish over simmering water. Cook, stirring occasionally until smooth.

Drizzle melted chocolate over slice and allow to set. Serve cut into squares.

* Toast almonds by placing in an oven (preheated to 150ºC) for 7-10 minutes.

Comments for Florentine Slice

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Oct 19, 2007
Now that's naughty!
by: Angie

Just looking at that makes me gain weight. I can't wait to try it. You can be sure I'll be drizzling on the extra chocolate on top!

Thanks again, Stefany.

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