Friday, February 5, 2010
Panforte and Chocolate Orange Rind.
1 cup glace orange bits
2 1/2 cups slivered almonds
1/2 cup almond meal
2 T cocoa
1 1/2 t cinnamon
1t mixed spice
1/3 caster sugar
Preheat oven 150 degrees. Line 20cm baking pan (I used a square).
Mix glace orange, almonds and sift almonds, cocoa and spices over it. Stir to combine.
In a pot, put honey and sugar over a low heat and stir to dissolve. Continue to cook without stirring until it forms a soft ball when a little mixture is dropped into a glass of cold water.
Pour over dry ingredients and stir to mix well. Transfer mixture to a tin. Press down and flatten surface. Bake for 25 min. Cool completely in the tin. The cake will firm up as it cools.
Recipe from "Lucky" almonds.
I had some leftover glace orange, so I melted some good quality dark chocolate, mixed in some of the orange and then spooned out little mounds. I let it set. Husband E's favourite.
Idea courtesy of a good "Mummy Escape" companion.