This is mine and Greta’s 17th Food Exchange! How has that happened?! I really look forward to receiving my monthly challenge from Greta.
For those of you who don’t know what the Food Exchange is, make sure you click on the tab at the top of the page to find out more and to see all of our past English/ German bakes!
This month we decided on the theme “honey”. Greta sent me a choice of three recipes, I decided to try the recipe for Florentines with honey. Florentines are one of my FAVOURITE sweet treats. I have only made these once before and to be honest, they weren’t that great. So I thought it was about time I gave them another go!
These were surprisingly easy to make and with a mix of cashews, almonds and dried apricots they were really delicious too! I have only ever seen florentines made in circles and then the backs completely covered in chocolate. So as the recipe suggested I decided to cut them into squares and dip them diagonally into chocolate. I actually really liked the contrast of the chocolate side to the uncovered side.
In December I am going to be making a few hampers for friends and family as Christmas presents and it is quite likely that these are going to be making an appearance in them!
Make sure you head over to Greta’s blog to see the challenge I set her!
As always, if there is a topic or a bake you would like to see us have a go at, leave a comment below!
Recipe from Zucker, Zimt und Liebe – a really beautiful baking blog (in German)