Monday, December 8, 2008


For the last few years, Mrs Grendel and I have been making biscuits for little Christmas gifts. The most popular have been the Florentines.

While our recipe may not be traditional, it has the virtue of simplicity. 

It is also very delicious! 

As a simple recipe, it should pretty much work perfectly every time.


  • 6 Cups of Corn Flakes
  • 2 Cups of sultanas
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of flaked almonds
  • 1 cup of red glace cherries
  • 1/2 cup of green glace cherries
  • 1 tin of sweetened condensed milk


Chop the glace cherries and mix all ingredients well.

You'll also need some chocolate for the bottom of the Florentines - get 300g-400g of the best courvature you can find for this (the 300-400g range is essential as some 'product testing' may be required).

Bake for 12-15 minutes at 160 degrees (Celsius) in a fan-forced oven. Cool the biscuits on a rack. 

While the Florentines cool, gently melt the chocolate in a glass or stoneware bowl. 

Use the back of a spoon to spread the chocolate then place back on the rack to cool.

Try not to eat too many at this point.

Share and enjoy.

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