Christmas Selection Box

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

In my selection box I have florentines.




 The white chocolate ones have candied cherries and peel, almonds and walnuts.



And the dark chocolate ones have candied ginger, apricots, and almonds.


These are cranberry and white chocolate cookies adapted slightly from Nigella Christmas.


And these are chocolate mint biscuits. Made using my favourite biscuit recipe - fork biscuits from Mary Berry's Ultimate Cake Book. I added peppermint extract, made them a little smaller and thinner than usual, and coated them with chocolate.


A present for somebody.

19 comments:

  1. I will have the dark chocolate ones have with candied ginger, apricots and almonds please, as I am not a lover of white chocolate! They all look fabulous and no doubt will taste wonderful.

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  2. Lucky somebody. It's a perfect present, just the sort of thing I'd be thrilled to receive, me being such a florentine fan and all. The (pricey) M&S ones are my current favourite, but yours are probably even nicer.

    (I hope your sign turns up in January - they are slow but seem to be good, reliable people so I have high hopes.)

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  3. I love the idea of ginger & apricot florentines...someone will be very lucky to recieve that box!

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  4. They look delicious! Someone is going to be very happy!

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  5. Yummy, a lovely present for someone with a sweet tooth.

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  6. I hope somebody kept back a few for somebody. The dark chocolate ones would go first if it was my selection box.

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  7. I have never seen a selection box with such delicious thing in. Please save a dark chocolate one for me?

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  8. A delicious present. My daughter and I were looking very longingly at those pictures! I would be thrilled in the event that I were made such treats, and I think they will be very appreciated by whoever gets these. I definitely want to try the ginger Florentines. I think maybe I will, for a New Years treat perhaps. I bet they all taste so much better than any that you can buy.

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  9. How yummy do these all look!

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  10. Oh dear, these look so good I will have to make some, which means have to eat some and I haven't yet finished the mincepies...

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  11. "Someone" is a very lucky person. They look delicious.
    x Sandi

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  12. They do look lovely, much much nicer than Cadburys.

    I've been making your florentine receipe from last year. So easy to do and really impressive.

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  13. Crikey those look delicious. Somebody will be pleased.

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  14. They look delicious. I'm now going to shamelessly copy you and make a couple of boxes of biscuits for presents.

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  15. Your biscuits and cookies look out of this world! Thank you so much for sharing your recipes. I'm going to try your dark chocolate florentines because I love ginger and also prefer dark chocolate!
    Your photos are so well taken too!

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  16. Mmm... Wish I was Somebody! Happy Christmas Sue, x

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  17. These look delicious! I love giving out baked goods as presents.

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  18. Your chorizo and bean stew looks delectable! Where did you get the recipe?

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  19. Lynne, it's just beans, chopped veg, chorizo and passata. I don't often use recipes for this sort of meal.

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