(Doonside, NSW, Australia.)
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
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
2 tablespoons cream
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.