You asked for it, Grandma happily read the recipe over the phone, then I made a batch to do the UK conversion. Here it is, FUDGE!
In a medium saucepan, combine:
460g caster sugar
Pinch of salt
80g unsalted butter
340ml evaporated milk
Bring to a boil, then leave at a steady, low boil for six minutes, stirring frequently with a wooden spoon to prevent sticking.
Remove from heat and add:
325g semi-sweet chocolate
325g milk chocolate
110g Marshmallow Fluff
(I can find this American ingredient quite easily here now)
Beat hard with a wooden spoon to mix as it cools – it will thicken and the shine will fade.
Add optional ingredients, such as a handful of mini marshmallows, nuts, dried fruits, etc. (be careful that the mixture has cooled sufficiently or it will melt the marshmallows!) then spread into a buttered 20x30cm dish (or thereabouts, you can use a smaller dish for thicker fudge).
Leave to cool and firm up – this actually tastes better the next day. If you can wait that long. I felt it necessary to sample the fudge throughout the evening...
Strawberries cancel out the chocolate calories, of course.
For US peeps, here’s the measurements in your language:
4 ½ c. granulated sugar
Pinch of salt
1/3 c. unsalted butter
12 oz. evaporated milk
7-8 oz. jar Marshmallow Fluff
Grandma says it freezes well, but honestly, it will never make it that far!
Monday evening I went to the first meeting of a new quilting club in my village. A lovely small group gathered to share ideas, show fabrics and inspire. I brought the makings of a simple patchwork quilt for Bunny - a big pile of squares, including what was left of some panda fabric I bought last year. I laid them all out and sewed the first three rows:
I originally used the fabric to make her a panda lampshade, then bought the rest of the panda fabric, as it was imported from Japan and they only had a wee bit left! So I’m stretching it out to make a single-bed quilt. I may only be able to work on it on the first Monday of each month at the quilting club, but at least I’ll finish it eventually and have help from experienced quilters...
I leave you with more gratuitous bird photos:
Tricky to see, but perched atop the feeder is a baby blue tit being fed breakfast.
I believe this is a fledgling robin, he’s been hanging around all morning nibbling at the seed. Such a cutie!
Now go make some fudge and let me know if you try any adaptations or special additions! Bon appetit!