Thursday, November 18, 2010

Babushka update...

Heather and Jo, your Babushkas are still a WIP. Here they are waiting patiently on my dining room table:


Natti and I made fudge yesterday. We used a very easy base recipe, then we decorated it in all different styles.

No-Fail Fudge

1 x 375g packet of chocolate drops
1 x tin condensed milk
Optional: glace cherries, crushed nuts, apricot pieces, marshmallows, coconut... whatever is handy

1. Open tin of condensed milk. Remove 6 tablespoons of contents. Eat immediately :)
2. Melt chocolate buttons over a low heat
3. Add condensed milk. Stir until blended, remove from heat.
4. Add items from optional ingredients if required.
5. Pour into a lamington tray, top with nuts/coconut if desired.
6. Refrigerate
7. Cut when cool

Other options, instead of pouring into a lamington tray:
a) pour semi-cooled mix onto a sheet of greaseproof paper and roll into a log for chopping.
b) roll semi-cooled mix into balls

Thursday, November 4, 2010

More Babushkas headed out over the seas...

Here is my current WIP:

The one that is partially finished is for Jo's birthday (she's been patiently waiting for her Babushka for quite some time) and the strip on the table is about to be sewn into Heather's Babushka... They will come with matching baby and grandbaby in their pockets. There is only one other of this kind and she currently lives in London with another of my cousins...
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