My daughter's favourite chocolate is white, so having recently made my son's favourite dessert, and as she was coming to stay for a week - a very rare occurrence - I decided to make her something using her favourite ingredient.
I tried one of these crunchies at a coffee morning, and asked for the recipe.
The only cooking involved is melting the chocolate, butter and crème fraîche.
You need an 18cm square tin which you line with baking parchment.
Break up 300g white chocolate and put in a bowl. Add 150g butter and 1 tbspn crème fraîche and melt together gently over a simmering pan of water.
Crumble 100g Amaretti biscuits and chop up 100g candied fruit [I got mine in Waitrose].
When the mixture is melted, take the bowl and add the biscuits, fruit 25g dessicated coconut and 50g toasted flaked almonds. Mix it all together carefully. Spoon into the tin and leave to set in the fridge for 4 hours.
Cut into 20 squares when set, using a knife dipped in hot water.
It's very fruity and nutty. As expected with white chocolate, it's quite sweet. I like the combination of textures - the candied fruit, the biscuits and the smooth chocolate. Not something to have regularly, but a nice occasional treat.
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