Afghans


Don't let the name fool you - these crunchy corn-flake treats come from our New Zealand neighbours. Be generous with the icing -  it's almost the best bit.

You'll need

200 gm butter, softened 100 gm brown sugar 185 gm (1¼ cup) plain flour 25 gm (¼ cup) Dutch-process cocoa 60 gm corn flakes 2 tbsp roasted hazelnuts, halved   Chocolate icing 240 gm (1½ cup) pure icing sugar, sifted 1½ tbsp Dutch-process cocoa 20 gm butter, melted

Method

  • 01
  • Preheat oven to 180C and line 2 oven trays with baking paper. Beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy (2-3 minutes). Sieve flour and cocoa over butter mixture and beat to combine. Add corn flakes and stir to combine. Place heaped tablespoonfuls of dough on prepared trays, press lightly to flatten and bake, swapping trays halfway, until edges are firm (10-12 minutes). Cool completely on trays.
  • 02
  • For icing, combine icing sugar and cocoa in a bowl. Add butter and 1½-2 tbsp hot water and stir until smooth, adding a little extra water until mixture is thick but just spreadable. Spread thickly over biscuits and top with hazelnuts. Afghans are best eaten the day they’re made, but will keep for 2 days in an airtight container.

At A Glance

  • Serves 16 people
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At A Glance

  • Serves 16 people

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May 2016

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