Sunday, 13 July 2014

All Bran Florentines

I'm generally hesitant to enter competitions on Facebook. They're usually more of a popularity contest than anything else - enter, get your friends to vote; the person with the most "friends" wins.
My ego can't handle that!
 But when I saw that Kellogg's was running an All Bran recipe challenge, I immediately knew what my entry should be.
I'd made these a couple of years ago for the first time, substituting the cornflakes that the original recipe called for with All Bran Flakes. The results needed a bit more tweaking, but I was pretty confident that they were unique enough to be strong contenders for the crown ; )

They might not win any beauty pageants, but here are my recipe-challenge-winning All Bran Florentines : )

All Bran Florentines
Recipe by Tea, Cake and Create

Preheat the oven to 170'C
Line 2 baking trays with baking parchment.

60g sultanas
30g crystallised ginger, finely chopped
100g glacé cherries, chopped
100g slivered almonds
60g white chocolate chips
2 cups All Bran Flakes, slightly crushed
250ml sweetened condensed milk
2 tbs candied mixed peel
200g dark chocolate

Mix all the ingredients together, except the dark chocolate.
Place spoonfuls of the mixture on the baking sheets. (It's really sticky, but crumbly - don't worry! It'll come together in the end).  Leave a couple of centimetres between the mounds.
Bake at 170'C for 12-15minutes. Watch them carefully in the last few minutes - they go from crisping to crisped very quickly!

Remove from the oven and flatten with a fork. Allow to cool. (They'll set as they cool, and stop being so crumbly.)

When they are cool, melt the dark chocolate and spread it over the base of each cookie. Use any left over chocolate to streak over the top of the cookies.

It might not be the healthiest way to eat All Bran, but it certainly is one of the most delicious:
Chewy, fruity, chocolatey yumminess!



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