I’ve come the the realisation that I need to get over myself.
Over the last few months I have spent many a weekend pottering about the house, baking something delicious, photographing it and editing the photos while I eat it. I even have separate folders and a naming convention for images in Google drive. But by the time I get to the point of posting I lose all confidence in my photos and the recipes I’m posting. So the photos sit there, the blogs stay as drafts and I get frustrated at myself.
I started this blog because I wanted to share the things I bake with other people. I love sharing recipes . I love coming up with ways to make recipes nut and coconut free so I can eat them. I love cooking!
My resolution going forward is to relax more. I’m not setting a schedule, and sometimes (like today) recipes won’t be tied in the season. But they will always be things I’ve made that I think are delicious, interesting and worth sharing. And as I go along I will improve.
The change starts here! So I thought I’d share an Easter recipe far too long after Easter. I saw this fudge recipe in Delicious Magazine and couldn’t wait to try it. My attempts at fudge have always been…mixed. I’ve never managed to achieve a smooth, creamy consistency. The basic recipe for this fudge is time consuming but worth it for the texture of the fudge you’ll get at the end. (You also need to beat it by hand for 15 mins – put some tunes on and stick with it!) I also used homemade candied orange in the fudge in mixed size pieces, as I find bought candied peel a bit fake tasting.
I sent a batch of this to work with my boyfriend (who works at the National Trust) to share with his volunteers, as they tend to be my barometer of success with a recipe. The visitor’s centre liked the fudge so much they made their own batch for visitors and sent me a box as a thank you!
All in all, there is no reason for you not to make this fudge, even if it isn’t Hot Cross Bun season any more. Try the recipe and let me know how it goes – I’m planning my next flavours and will share how they go.