Tropical Florentines

"Found in the May edition of Womens Weekly. Thought this would be a good one for the Caribbean leg of ZWT III. These are apparently suitable to freeze & the chocolate mixture can be melted in the microwave if you prefer."
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25 biscuits




  • Preheat oven to 180°C or 160°C (fan-forced).
  • Grease & line oven trays.
  • Strain the pasion fruit pulp - you'll need about 1/3 cup juice, discard seeds.
  • Combine ginger, pineapple, papaya, coconut, cornflakes, nuts, milk & 2 tbsp passionfruit juice.
  • Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of mixture about 5cm apart onto oven trays and press down slightly.
  • Bake for about 12 minutes. Cool on trays.
  • Combine chocolate with remaining passion fuit juice in a small heatproof bowl and stir over a small saucepan of simmering water until smooth.
  • Spread chocolate over flat side of each Florentine & wave the fork over the surface to make a wavy pattern.
  • Set at room temperature.

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