Fudge sounds great! Would love the recipe please - is it easy to make?
I'd also like some non food ideas - bath bombs sound interesting - could I make these easily and cheaply? My sister organises a craft fair before Christmas and I go along to make up numbers but I'm not really crafty so it has to be easy! I made candles last year and they looked so pretty displayed on cake stands but I think I only sold about 6 and they took quite a bit of effort to make - especially as it was a not for profit exercise!
peppermint cremes and strawberry cremes. yummy and dead simple to make (bit of hard work to stir though) bit of green colouring in the peppermint then half dip in melted plain chocolate. bit of pink colouring in the strawberry cremes and then half dip in melted white chocolate.
Ooh yes, strawberry creams sound lovely. Any ideas how to do orange creams too? They are my family's favourites. Right, fudge recipe below. It is American so they use cups but the key ingredients have oz too. I've googled and a cup is 8floz which should help with the evap milk. I used a mix of dark and milk chocolate drops I think. It's magic when you put in the marshmallows because it goes really thick really quickly
2 Tablespoons butter or margarine 2/3 cup evaporated milk 1-1/2 cups granulated sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 cups (4 ounces) miniature marshmallows 1-1/2 cups (9 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts, optional 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preparation: Combine butter or margarine, evaporated milk, sugar, and salt in a medium, heavy-duty saucepan. Bring to a full rolling boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil stirring constantly for 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
Stir in marshmallows, chocolate chips, nuts, and vanilla. Stir vigorously for 1 minute or until marshmallows are melted. Pour into a foiled-lined 8-inch square baking pan. Chill until firm.
Use bulb-fibre to almost fill small cups, and plant with 3 crocus bulbs. Put cups on saucers and place ribbon (matching colour?) underneath, tieing on top with a bow to keep set together before using as gift. Friend made these recently - very pretty.