Monday, 30 November 2009

Last day.

My one constant personality trait is that I cannot bear to break promises. If I promise you that I will do something, then I have to do it, no matter how bad a decision that seems several minutes/hours/days/weeks/years later. It makes me stubborn I guess. But for me it's mostly that I need absolute boundaries some times. And I have so many things that I want to get out of life, if I don't make promises then I'll never finish anything.

So here we are at Day 30 of NaBloPoMo and I'm happy that I've stuck through this, without too much reverting to memes or 30 second googles of colourful pictures. I will think of this month mostly as a month of extreme tiredness. Of laughter. Of discombobulation and restlessness. Of sadness. Of failing as a parent, but getting better as a wife. Of holding secrets that make my stomach churn with anxiety but also light up my veins.

Anyhow, I actually prepared something earlier for today, in readiness for tomorrow, the first day of December (or for me, the first day of Christmas).

Caramel Fudge.

  • 125 butter

  • 1½ cups brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup (though I've used maple syrup and I think it tastes better)

  • 395g can condensed milk

  • 180g white cooking chocolate

  • Line a square cake/brownie tin with baking paper

  • Melt butter in a large saucepan

  • Add brown sugar, golden syrup and condensed milk; stir over a medium heat until boiling

  • Lower heat and cook, stirring for 10 minutes

  • Remove from heat and add chocolate; stir until smooth.

    Quickly spread in tin as it will start to set immediately.

  • Allow to cool on bench top and slice when completely cool.

  • Refrigerate (assuming there is any left that hasn't made its way into your mouth)
Happy NaBloPoMo!


Kirsten said...

And it's been lovely knowing I could come visit and a new post was there, or soon to come.

Yummo to the fudge!

Nina said...

Looks delish! I will try that recipe over the weekend.

I hope you keep the blogging momentum up - I've been enjoying your daily posts!

Jen said...

I've been enjoying your daily posts too :) and thanks for the recipe..I have never made a slice..I think it is time to try one :)

cesca said...

Congrats on completing the month!

I managed to complete it also, and found that I got my blogging mojo back - it's more enjoyable than I remember. ;-)

Jenn said...

lol cesca, it was a whole lot less painful than I was expecting. I find myself thinking of things to write now so hopefully I'll keep it up. I've been enjoying your blog too :)

Neroli said...

Long time lurker, first time commenter! Just had to come back and say a huge THANK YOU for the fudge recipe - I made it for an EOY party tonight and got soooo many compliments. It was just perfect - the first non-grainy homemade fudge I've ever had! Thanks and please do keep up the frequent posts, love your blog. :)

Kim said...

Thanks for the recipe Jenn - I just made this and am waiting or it to set (although I must admit the end of my fingers are a little red from trying to taste test before it was cool enough!!)


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