Tag Archives: Fudge

Christmas gift ideas from Stirring Stuff: Fabulous Fudge

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Chocolate orange fudge and Maple pecan fudge

In the run up to Christmas over the coming weeks Stirring Stuff will post a range of utterly delicious edible gift ideas for you to make and share.  Suitable for family, friends, teachers and work colleagues, they could also adorn your own Christmas table.  Fun to make and lovely to receive – there is something special about gifts that you have taken the time and trouble to make yourself.  This week we have two fudge recipes, next week I will share Christmas chutney and condiment ideas and after that there will be a selection of home made chocolate truffles and cheesy biscuits, and on the final run up to the festive week a chicken liver parfait. Continue reading

F is for Fudge

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Fudge Recipe from My Fun To Cook Book. Ursula Sedgwick and Martin Mayhew 1996.

Today is definitely a fudge day, sweet comforting deliciousness to be eaten on those days when you feel like crying and retreating from the world for a while.   A combination of sugar, butter and gently caramelizing milk, cooked to an exact setting point judged by the boiling time and the type of bubble, cooled slightly and then beaten to perfection. But the really important point about fudge for ‘Fudge Days’, is that its making  requires both concentration and action; gentle action, meditative watching and then vigorous action. Meditation calms your thinking and action aids recovery. And when  later you are curled up on the sofa with a good book and a plate  of freshly made fudge, or you are sharing it with friends and a cup of tea, all will seem better with the world. Continue reading