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Posted on October 09, 2015

Just thinking ahead to Christmas and the party season.  Campbell's of Rutherglen Muscat NV is a fabulous accompaniment to Christmas Pudding or Plum Pudding as some call it, it's perfect with Chocolate puds, especially Chocolate Brownies, Strong Cheeses and really good chilled on it's own! Versatile! But we like Campbell's of Rutherglen's suggestion of serving it with Florentines. 

Campbell's of Rutherglen Muscat NV 37.5cl £12.49

 

 Florentines

Makes one sheet for up to 24 Florentines

Ingredients

  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • ½ cup honey
  • 40g butter
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup candied peel
  • 2 cups slivered almond or almond flakes
  • 4 tablespoons sifted flour
  • 300g melted chocolate (preferably good quality)

Method
Heat sugar, honey, cream and butter to “soft ball” or “semi toffee” stage.  Add flour, peel and almonds.  Stir together and pour onto silicon baking sheet or baking paper.
Bake at 175ºC for 8 – 10 minutes.
Remove from oven and turn onto a cooling rack.
When cooled, coat with melted chocolate, “comb” the chocolate to give a swirl effect, using either a fork or a plastic lid cut into zigzag shapes.

Cool to set. Break into pieces or cut to size. Refrigerate until ready to serve in airtight container.

Can be frozen, store in sealed bag or airtight container in freezer and served cold from the freezer.

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