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Quick Florentines

by greenrabbitdesigns

Good morning and what a lovely morning it is too, it makes all the difference when the sun shines.

I thought I would start the week off with a little recipe that is so quick to make and so delicious to eat. They are quick florentines and believe me they live up to their name.

You need the following:-

6.5 ozs chocolate (milk, plain or white, your choice, I used milk)
2 ozs cornflakes
170g condensed milk
10.5 ozs mixed fruit and nuts ( I use a bought pack of fruit and nuts which makes it a very convenient bake but you can mix your own dried fruit and nuts using exactly what you want to put in. So long as you use the correct weight)

Line a 10 inch by 8 inch baking tray with baking paper. Melt the chocolate then cover the base of the tray with the melted chocolate and put in the fridge for about 15 minutes until the chocolate has set.

While the chocolate is in the fridge put the fruit and nuts into a bowl…..

…..then add the cornflakes.

Mix it all together using the condensed milk…..

….. and then put it in the tray on top of the set chocolate and bake it in the oven at 160 deg C for about 10 – 15 minutes until it is golden brown. Baking times will vary as ovens vary so please keep an eye on it as it does brown very quickly, in fact I think I nearly left mine too long this time so it worth while keeping a close check on it! When they are cool enough put them in the fridge to set the chocolate firm and then cut them into squares.

I made mine this weekend, needless to say there aren’t may left! They’re the sort of traybake that one just isn’t enough!

Hope you enjoy making them!

Well this sunshine is calling me into the garden, there’s washing to put on the line and flowerbeds needing a tidy up!

Have a great week, hope you get some sunshine and maybe a florentine or two!! 🙂

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Jill March 7, 2011 - 11:51 am

You can actually get ‘squeezy’ condensed milk????? Oh my! I’ve never seen that before :0)

Your Florentines look delicious – Violet would love to get messy and sticky making these :0)

Enjoy the sunshine Vivienne – we’ve actually got blue skies here today, but it’s still cold enough for a thick coat.

Helen Philipps March 7, 2011 - 12:19 pm

MMMM how delicious these look!! This is the kind of cooking I like – and I’ll definitely be giving them a try. Enjoy your garden today – it’s sunny here too but still a bit chilly!
Helen x

Pam March 7, 2011 - 1:19 pm

Oh no! They look so delicious I’m going to have to make some. And I just know it’ll be me who eats them all!
May have to wait till family are due to arrive at the weekend – timed right, I could get away with only having to eat a couple of pieces. Hmmm.
P xx
ps – Another super Spring day here today – isn’t it wonderful?!

simone March 7, 2011 - 3:20 pm

These look delicious Viv! I can see me giving these a go very soon! Yum!!! x

nina - tabiboo March 7, 2011 - 3:25 pm

Wowsa – they do look good.

Happy sun shiny day,

Nina x

Jane March 7, 2011 - 4:31 pm

Vivienne, I always enjoy your recipes but always seem to see them when I am hungry…today is no exception. One would go very nicely with my cup of tea after work!I am also intrigued about the sqeezy carnation milk, is it thicker than usual? My family are still talking about the choc/cranberry fudge you shared at Christmas…I made it and it was quite yummy. Thanks for sharing and enjoy the sunshine..it’s beautiful if chilly today.
Jane x

Mia March 7, 2011 - 5:21 pm

Thank you so much for sharing, Viv, seems lovely and just simple enough for my skills 🙂 and so delicious too!

Happiest new week!


marigold jam March 7, 2011 - 6:01 pm

Anything containing condensed milk gets my vote but I am going to have to stop reading the lovely recipes for such things as I am trying not to gain any more weight and as you say one of those would not be enough! I’m drooling already!

alisonb2 March 7, 2011 - 6:05 pm

Yummy yummy! Squeezy condensed milk – now there’s a first! Just may give these a go. Thanks for stopping by. x

Amanda March 8, 2011 - 2:00 am

YUMMMMM – Those look like so good for a nice rainy day like we had here. My hips would not think the same thing nor the bathing suit that is haunting me in my dresser.

Liz in Missouri March 8, 2011 - 2:25 am


tinajo March 8, 2011 - 9:04 am

Wow – I´ve never seen thi before but now I wanna try! 🙂

julie March 8, 2011 - 3:06 pm

Oooh they look very yummy and I’m rather excited at the thought of condensed milk in a tube – I had no idea they made it that way. It’s now at the top of my shopping list! Enjoy the sunshine x

Lola Nova March 8, 2011 - 4:48 pm

Thank you for sharing! I know a certain little girl who would love these!

Ruth March 10, 2011 - 10:09 pm

I have never seen squeezy condensed milk before! I want to buy some now purely for the novelty factor! Your florentines look completely delicious too! Ruth 🙂 xxx

Patty March 18, 2011 - 3:02 pm

I stumbled across your recipe when Googling ‘quick florentines’ as I love the little chocolatey, nutty things. I think it’s a great idea to make them as a big slab like this and they turned out just lovely. I hope you don’t mind I mentioned it on my blog and put a link back to yours.
Thank you for sharing and also I love all your crafty things and pussy cat pics.

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