Happy New Year lovelies! I brought in the new year celebrating with some of my faves. I spent new years day setting up my new theme and making my website all pretty and today I’m sitting down and writing down my 2018 goals.
If there’s something I love at Christmas time is a good hot chocolate, even though it’s summer here in Australia. It can really set the holiday mood, just like a festive candle can, and it’s the perfect companion to setting up your Christmas tree. So when planning my Blogmas schedule it only seemed logical to include a hot chocolate recipe. So I combined my love of hot chocolate with my love of collabing with other bloggers and now we have a wonderful hot chocolate collab with two of my fave babes, Laura and Sharni. View Post
For many people, myself included, Christmas just isn’t complete without the perfect festive candle. Whether you love the more traditional scents or can’t resist something a little different, with all the candle brands around now you’re bound to find something to suit your taste. So today we’re going to chat about some of the scents available this year. View Post
I love Christmas. How can you not when you get to catch up with family and friends, and enjoy amazing food! Today’s post is a collab with Emily and she’s going to be showing you how to make peppermint and white chocolate cheesecake, yum!
I decided for my recipe I’d make peppermint fudge because I serious love fudge and why not make it a Christmas flavour?
- 3½ cups of white chocolate.
- 1 can of condensed milk.
- ¼ cup of butter.
- 2 teaspoons of peppermint extract.
- 1 to 2 drops of red food colouring (completely optional of course!)
- Candy canes.
- In a glass bowl melt the chocolate, condensed milk and butter. I prefer to do it over the stove but you can do it in the microwave if you wish. Chocolate is super easy to melt, just add a few centimetres of water to a saucepan, place the bowl on top and watch the mixture melt! Make sure you don’t have too much water in the saucepan because if it touches the bottom of the bowl your chocolate will go hard and grainy and that will not make for delicious fudge. Also make sure to be stirring the mixture regularly as chocolate likes to be difficult and hold its shape when melting and you can easily burn it.
- After about 10-15 minutes the mixture should be all melted and remove from the heat. Add in the peppermint extract, and food colouring if you want colourful fudge and mix well. You also need gel food colouring as regular food colouring does not react well with chocolate. Of course I did not know that until after I got home from the shopping centre but luckily my housemate has a good variety of baking necessitates.
- Line a square baking dish with baking paper and pour the mix in.
- Place candy canes in a plastic bag, place a tea towel over them and break them up with a rolling pin.
- Eat a candy cane.
- Sprinkle the candy cane mix over the fudge.
- Place the dish in the fridge for a good 4 to 6 hours.
- Remove from the fridge, cut into pieces and serve!
How simple is that? A lot of fudge recipes ask for condensed milk or marshmallow fluff and I don’t know about you, but marshmallow fluff is not easy for me to find!
If you decide to make it or if you have any other great Christmas recipes let me know, I love finding new things to make.
Don’t forget to check out Emily’s post and have a happy holidays. 🙂