Thursday, 15 March 2012

What’s the fudge all about? Part 1 - LIGHT


FUDGELET HEART

Scarcely after midnight in a moment of free sans tranquillity –
Time stood still.

I fell,
In
Love.

I know nothing more than that which I am –
We communicate;

And largely,
Happily,
Understand.

Our sails are heading in the same direction –
Each storm stirs.

We hold,
Love –
Close.

Each day a new ingredient is added to an unfolding life –
Some spices shared.

Cooking connects,
Feels –
And heals.

Tomorrows yesterday melts into ambrosia -
Love is light.

FUDGELET SLAB - FEEL FREE TO ROLL OR SPREAD FUDGE MIX - TO SUIT YOU

Lovingly made fudge makes a memorable gift. There are as many types of fudge flavours as there are colours; from butterscotch, to mint, vanilla to coffee, ginger to rum and raisin. Today I’m sharing a classic chocolate one, in a raw style. My next post will be Part 2 - and I've included a picture above. These chilled cashew Fudgelets (a name I like to call individual pieces of fudge, made with love) bring smiles in abundance, and they are quick and easy to make, so even more smiles, if you please.

SMILES AND FRESH AIR MAKE FOR HEALTHIER APPETITES

I’m reading an interesting book, “Why love matters,” by Sue Gerhardt. She explains why love is essential to brain development in the early years of life and how “pathways” form that affect the way we respond to stress; these “pathways” may contribute to conditions such as anorexia and addiction.

So what has this got to do with fudge? Fudge is a childhood favourite of mine. I remember buying a batch in Cornwall as a gift for my family on a school trip. The gift was accidentally left on the train at Victoria… I make fudge to share, in fact sharing is my favourite part of cooking. I enjoy the gentle rolling of these soft and sticky Fudgelets, and the methodical and repetitive movements involved in preparing them. My oldest son likes cooking too, I actively encourage him to help in the kitchen. Cooking with children gives both parent and child time to catch up and share thoughts and stories, my youngest son is six months old and happily looks on. 

What’s the fudge all about?

Food is a medium that brings together loved ones. And as the ripples of positivity roll into daily life, perceptions and expectations become brighter. Cooking helps build self-confidence in children and also builds healthier appetites.

Sometimes love may be squeezed out of people, it is most visible in their eyes. However, treat someone with love and you become a beacon of hope, like an oasis in a dessert and droplets of kindness gently become free flowing and healing begins. Try making Fudgelets and share with someone you love.

Cashew Fudgelets are even better than the fudge you may already have tasted, here’s why;


  • They help people overcome depression.
  • Cashew nuts contain significant amounts of B vitamins including niacin, thiamine, pantothenic acid and riboflavin.
  • Are a very good source of copper and tryptophan.
  • They have a mild sweetness and smooth texture.
  • Full of vitamin E.
To all Mothers out there, wishing you a very Happy Mother’s Day, and a special thanks to the mother we all share, for all her deliciousness, Mother Nature!

Happiness and Love,

FFX

Cashew Fudge
FUDGELET BALLS

Cashew nuts, 180g
Cocoa powder, 30g
Salt, a good pinch
Coconut oil, 50g
Sweet freedom/ maple syrup 150g
Vanilla extract, 1 tsp

BLITZ first three ingredients together in a food processor until fine.
ADD wet ingredients to dry and blend until well mixed. 
ROLL into varying sized balls, to suit different appetites.
OR
SPREAD in a parchment lined baking pan. When serving cut into varying sized pieces to suit all appetites. 
REFRIGERATE until very firm, for at least an hour.
SHARE and love always!

8 comments:

  1. Love this and as I am both a fudge & a Spring lover, even better. Jen xx

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    1. Thank you Jennifer: ) I hope you had a lovely Mother's Day with lots of special treats. Happy Spring! FFX

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  2. healthiest fudge recipe I've come across so far! I love how simpel it is to make too. nice one!

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    1. Thank you Shu Han: ) It's a lovely recipe and simple to make, which is nearly the best bit, though it's taste is what makes it a classic! Happy Spring to you. FFX

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  3. These are utterly gorgeous and healthy to boot. Gonna have to give them a go.

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    1. Thank you Shaheen: ) Let me know how they go? They must be served chilled for maximum deliciousness! FFX

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  4. Beautifully done!! And yummy, too~

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