Sunday, 1 February 2015

Florentine Slice

Greetings all! Apologies for the long pause since my last post, I had been baking something particularly special and he has now arrived - adding another lad to the Everyday Baker household. 
He is, of course, beautiful and we are all quite smitten.
I've still somehow managed to fit in time to bake so the big lads don't miss out on their beloved morning and afternoon teas. 
This recipe is a take on those yummy Florentine Biscuits you often get in coffee shops and it's great because you can use whatever you have on hand! And it has chocolate... so that automatically makes it a winner in my book.

Florentine Slice
500g (or so) of dried fruit (I used sultanas, apricots and dates)
125g slivered almonds
1/4 cup plain flour
150g butter
1/2 cup honey
1 egg
200g dark chocolate

Pre-heat oven to 170 degrees Celsius and line a slice pan with baking paper (about 20x30cm)
Mix together the fruit, almonds and flour. 
In a small saucepan over low heat, melt butter and honey together. Add to the fruit mixture with the egg and mix well.
Press into slice pan and smooth top. Break chocolate on top and place in oven for around 30 minutes.
When cooked, spread the chocolate to create an even layer.
Allow to cool/set, slice and enjoy!

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