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On the sunny side of the street

April 6, 2014

100 happy days (51-75)

I had planned to post this last weekend but then I came down with something unpleasant and it hung around all week, so my plans went awry.  I am thankfully feeling better now and finally getting caught up!  Being ill while the boyfriend was away with work was pretty miserable though, so it made days 78 to 82 of my 100 happy days project more challenging than the others.  But you’ll have to wait until the next (and final) round up for those (unless you’re following along on instagram); for now here are days 51 to 75, which have seen some family time, a beautiful bouquet, some sunny and sociable days, and some experimenting with curling hair and making marshmallow fudge, the latter of which I’m sharing with you.  I’ve never had much luck with fudge before – I’m a bit scared of all the boiling sugar – but the marshmallows make this much less of an exact science.  The results are yummy but dangerously moreish!

Chocolate, peanut butter and marshmallow fudge (adapted from Lorraine Pascale’s recipe)

1.  Put 70g butter, 300g soft light brown sugar and 125g evaporated milk in a pan over a low heat and melt gently until the sugar dissolves.  Add 225g mini marshmallows, turn up the heat and boil for 5-6 minutes.

2.  Take the pan off the heat and add 150g chocolate chips and 150g smooth peanut butter.  Rest for a minute while the chocolate melts then stir together until smooth.

3.  Pour the mixture into a greased and lined 20cm square tin.  Cool in the fridge until set then cut into squares.  It’s best eaten straight from the fridge.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 7, 2014 6:00 pm

    Boo to illnesses that make Instagramming hard. I knew pretty quickly when I was ill that nobody wanted to look at pictures of snotty tissues and my four walls for days on end. Hope you’re feeling much better now and are finding lots of things to be uber-happy about. These photos are fab! x

  2. April 18, 2014 10:36 am

    I’ve been loving your 100 Happy Days posts. They make me smile :)

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