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New on the market is vegan condensed milk by Carnation opening up a whole new range of goodies you can create. One easy one to start with is Florentines and I made them Christmassy by adding that delicious seasonal spice cinnamon. I used coconut flour to keep these gluten free but any flour is fine. Change the nuts and dried fruit to your preference or if you have any allergies. 

INGREDIENTS

  • 50g vegan butter
  • 50g light brown soft sugar
  • 200g Carnation vegan condensed milk
  • 2tsp coconut flour
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon
  • 100g almonds
  • 200g mixed dried fruit 
  • 75g vegan chocolate

METHOD

1. Melt the butter and sugar in a non-stick saucepan.

2. Add the milk and keep stirring until you see bubbles.

3. Add the flour and cinnamon and blend well.

4. Add the nuts and dried fruit and stir well coating all of the ingredients with the caramel like mixture.

5. Scoop out spoonful amount onto a lightly greased baking sheet.

6. Bake in the oven at 180°C for 10-12 minutes.

7. Remove and let them cool.

8. Once cooled melt the chocolate and dip one side of the Florentine into it, place it on a tray upside down and leave it to harden.

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Vegan since 2015, she is a lover of food and loves to try out new dishes, be it at home or dining out. This passion for creating new dishes led her to invent easy, tasty recipes that anyone can try, and that are now shared with The Gibraltar Magazine readers. Her gnocchi pesto dish is a firm favourite with everyone who has tried it. She loves opening her cupboard, and like an artist who mixes their paints to create new colours, she likes to combine, add and marry up foods with each other to create new dishes. Her mother used to say to her “You have to eat your mistakes”, luckily she said she doesn’t make too many but they are always eaten.