Saturday, 7 April 2012

Bunny shadows, easter baskets and Russian fudge



April 7th- Shadow. Today had to be one of the dullest grey days ever just typical that the brief for today was shadow...with a bit of improvising though I have not only created some easter shadows but O1 and I can put on a play later on tonight using them. We busied ourselves this morning making baskets for egg hunting tomorrow (fingers crossed it isn't raining!) One for O1 and one for O2 though not too sure how it will fair under her not so delicate touch.


Baskets ready to be filled- decorated by Mummy and Osk

I suddenly had a craving for some Russian Fudge. I have not had it for years and for some reason really felt like it's unbelievable sweetness and super stickiness. Out came the ever faithful Edmonds cook book and within no time I was riding a sugar high like no other. It is toe curlingly sweet but ahhhh such memories of childhood! So far only 1 piece has been eaten...as it hadn't quiet set so was still a bit squishy but I am sure it will go down a treat with a bit of ice-cream on the side!

Recipe for Russian fudge (courtesy of Edmonds cook book)
3 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
125g butter
1/8 t salt
1 T golden syrup
Put sugar and milk into saucepan and heat slowly. Continue to heat, stirring constantly, until all sugar has dissolved. Add condensed milk, butter, salt and golden syrup and bring to the boil stirring occasionally to prevent burning. Continue to boil until it reaches the soft ball stage. Remove from heat and cool slightly. Beat until thickened and pour into a buttered dish. Mark out into squares and leave to cool completely before cutting.

Hope your Easter is going well and you are not gorging on too much chocolate!!!
xx P xx