Last week was cheese rolls, this week another kiwi classic, afghans. These would have to be hungry males favourite bikkies. For those of you who don't have a clue what an afghan is, it is a delicious chocolate biscuits, made with cornflakes and then iced.
Now there are a few variations as to what can go on top of these afghans. I believe that the traditional way is half a walnut, some like just a sprinkling of coconut while hungry male sticks only with the chocolate icing.
I think the walnut looks the best...
I usually try to lighten up my recipes a little bit, but because this is such a classic, I didn't want to alter it al all. These are just something to enjoy in moderation.
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/4 cups flour
1/4 cup cocoa
2 cups cornflakes
200g dark chocolate
Walnuts or shredded coconut
1. Soften the butter.
2. Add the sugar and cream until light and fluffy.
3. Sift in the flour and cocoa powder.
4. Stir into the creamed mixture then fold in the cornflakes.
5. Spoon tablespoons of mixture onto a greased baking tray, pushing together gently.
6. Baked at 180 degrees C. for 15 minutes.
7. Leave the cool.
8. Meanwhile, gently melt together the chocolate and butter.
9. Gradually add icing sugar, until a thick icing is made.
10. Spread a little icing on to each biscuit and then top with a walnut half or some coconut.