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Category Archives: Fudge

Strawberry Almond Chocolate Fudge

straberry almond fudgeI am heading out to a curling event this evening, and agreed to bring some treats for sharing.  I was feeling lazy today, and not in the mood for anything heavy-duty baking wise.  I checked out the pantry and decided to whip up this quick and easy chocolate confection.  It is not a true fudge in the sense that there are no boiled sugars and what not, but it IS fudgy, and judging by the edges I cut off (and tasted….for research purposes of course 😉 ) pretty tasty.  I also think this would make a nice treat for Valentines Day to share with whoever you like! Read the rest of this entry

Amaretto Crunch Fudge

Amaretto Crunch Fudge

Here is another quick to whip up sweet to have on hand for your holiday candy platters and gift giving.  Not a true fudge, but equally tasty.  It passed my mother’s taste test and she has been a fudge master over the years!  Read the rest of this entry

Barm Brack Fudge

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Have I mentioned how huge of a holiday St. Patrick’s Day is in Newfoundland?  Growing up, we always had the day off school, and it was a paid holiday once we got out in the working world. I myself grew up on the Avalon peninsula, where the Irish-Newfoundland culture is strong, you can hear it in the music and in our language, particularly in the smaller towns and in the “Irish Loop”.  If you’re interested in some history, you can read a bit more on it here.

Irish influences and similarities are also found in our foods, I think.  Our Jiggs Dinner similar to corned beef and cabbage, “hash” similar to colcannon, and tea buns and figgy duff must have roots in Irish (and British) cuisine.  One of these days I will get around to making my mother’s raisin-studded tea buns, a recipe I’m hesitant to make, because I’m certain they will pale in comparison to hers.  Annnnd, now I want a tea bun!

I have been making Barm Brack for years, and posted my recipe last year.  I love the original tea loaf, but it has also inspired a cheesecake, and now, these little sweet treats.  Read the rest of this entry

Cherry Blossom Fudge

Treats inspired by Canada’s own Cherry Blossom candy are a bit of an ongoing theme on my blog, and this fudge marks my third attempt at revamping the already perfect confection, and the first of my Valentine’s sweet treats that I will be blogging about this week.

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Now before I get into the recipe, I’m admitting this is not a true fudge recipe, there was no standing over the stove waiting for it to cook, or hauling out the hand mixer to beat it.  Which means this fudge is not only super quick, but also super easy !  If you can work the microwave and chop up a few ingredients, you are good to go.  I had this setting in the fridge in no time flat.  Read the rest of this entry

White Chocolate Apricot Fudge

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While not a true fudge in the sense that you don’t boil it, this recipe was quick and easy to whip up.  I even used a disposable tinfoil pan to make the process even easier.  Chopping apricots is always a bit difficult, but a pair of kitchen scissors can make quick work of that.  Convinced yet? Bottom line, these little morsels are TASTY !  Read the rest of this entry

Republic of Fudge

This sweet treat was inspired by an unofficial, but much recognized flag of Newfoundland, and while not a true fudge, is still sure to satisfy that same craving.  The possibilities for colors and flavorings are endless for this recipe, but I decided to go with a nod to my home province, and also counter the ultra sweet white chocolate flavor with a hint of mint.  My recipe was a tweak of a rainbow fudge recipe that also looks like a lot of fun.  Read the rest of this entry