I’ve mentioned my time at the Rose & Kettle Tearoom before, and explained that my domestic life really started there. One of the things we always sold by the cash register was a variety of fudge – chocolate, butterscotch, vanilla, maple. We’d make a new fudge every week or so and snack on it as the week went by. Understandably, I learned how to make it and got pretty adventurous. I made peanut butter fudge, fudge with nuts, mint chocolate fudge… it was a terrific place to work, as you can see.
One night recently I had a craving for it. I whipped it up and quickly discovered that my sweet tooth has drastically changed since I was 14 years old – I didn’t remember my fudge being that sweet, especially since I used to eat a lot of it while working at the Tearoom. It’d delicious, but sweet stuff it just not up my alley these days. However, if you love sweet things like fudge, this is an easy recipe (I suggest cutting the recipe in half because you end up with a whole 9×9 pan of it, and even at a party it’ll never all get consumed).
- 4 tbsps of evaporated milk
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 1 cup margarine
- 4 cups icing sugar
- Mix first three ingredients on medium heat until bubbles form across top. Add four cups of icing sugar once off the stove. Mix until little white lumps are completely gone. Add flavour if desired – tsp of vanilla extract, peppermint extract, cocoa powder, coconut, nuts (1/2 cup for peanut butter or cocoa). Pack into greased 9x9 pan and refrigerate. Cut.
I failed to mention the beautiful two dozen cupcakes I made for my Halloween birthday party… I had a vision and they turned out great. Chocolate cupcakes with bright orange icing and Halloween sprinkles (complete with little pumpkins). They were a hit! Minus the fact that I am still finding orange icing around my house… Aren’t they pretty? Cupcakes are all the rage!
Oh, and for those of you who were waiting on it, the Green Curry recipe is now posted here.