we have definitely turned the Halloween page for this year and facing straight towards Christmas (Jul in Swedish). I went few days ago to buy some ingredients for dinner and baking at the grocery store and I noticed that they are already pushing Christmas stuff at full power. You could even notice the first decorations outside some shop or inside private houses.
Talking about Christmas decorations, here in Sweden it is very popular to have lights at the windows. You can have two kind of lights: there are chandeliers with different amount of candles that lay in front of every window of the house. They need to be plugged in the sock and turned on; the second kind of decoration is usually a 3D paper star in which You can insert a bulb and light it up. People hang them close to the windows with or without the chandelier. It is extremely nice to go around the city, look at those window lights and think about the Christmas warming atmosphere.
I believe I will unpack our Christmas decorations sooner this year!
However, before Christmas there is another important event in our family for which I need to stay focused and bake at my best! I always do but my son’s birthday is of course very special for me. He is turning 4 and he loves Dysney Cars: McQueen is his hero! I didn’t decide yet if I should bake a McQueen cake or a birthday sweet board with different kind of sweets like cupcakes, a small cake and perhaps some cake pops. We will see!
So, what are we waiting for? Let’s start KokiDoo Christmas season with a delicious idea: “White and Dark Chocolate Peppermint Fudge”. These sweets are perfect for something extremely nice with a cup of coffee. They are chocolate rich with that fresh breeze coming from the peppermint. You will taste a yummy, creamy Fudge, followed by crunchy peppermint candies. Definitely worth it!
(Enough for 20×20 cm cake pan)
- 450 g dark chocolate (or 600 g white chocolate)
- 1 can (397g) sweetened condensed milk
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 ½ tsp peppermint extract
- 300 g crushed peppermint candy
Line a 20 cm square pan with aluminium foil.
Chop the chocolate and put it together with the condensed milk in a bain marie.
Stir every now and then until all chocolate has melted and everything is well mixed and smooth.
Remove it from the heat and add the butter.
When the butter starts to melt stir until incorporated.
Add the peppermint essence and stir until well mixed.
Pour the fudge into the prepared pan and sprinkle the peppermint candy on top.
Let the fudge set in the fridge for at least three hours.
Cut the fudge in squares with a sharp knife.
Note: to have sharp edges be sure to rinse the knife in hot water and dry it before each cut.
Ready to officially start the Christmas season? Then Enjoy the fudge!
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