Gold For Best

The pantomime is finally over. Four shows that just happened to be a huge success, which is no surprised considering I am entirely biased toward my children and several of the cast who I know very well. So far there are no photographs to share, photography during the shows was forbidden and cast photographs aren’t available for a few days. So, when I get some photos of my budding actors in their costumes, I will share them.

It’s Monday again, did I say last Monday that my youngest doesn’t like the day? It’s kind of a fussy busy day, yet it is probably the most mundane and uninteresting day of the week for us also. Pair that with the fact their are no rehearsals and no shows, I am sure the children will be feeling as though something is missing from their life.

Whilst I was doing the usual Monday chores, I wrote and sent off my weekly newspaper article. Then I made up some dough for tomorrow’s bread using an alternative recipe to my usual no knead bread, I will share that in due course.

I’m quite glad to be in the house baking tomorrow as we are just about to gripped by ‘The beast from the East’ weather front. Our temps are sitting around zero Celsius but we are about to be plunged into the minuses with some snow forecast too. Apparently there are flights cancelled and a lot of disruption to public transport in England already, we are only a hop and a skip over the water. There’s not an awful lot we can do but to just wait and see how bad it will hit us, but…

Meanwhile I got some more fudge made. I don’t know if you will recall but last week we were given some chocolate bars that were squashed and not able to be sold in the local shop. Well, we got some other unsellable bars and I decided to see if I could transform them into fudge too. It turned out really well, easily one of the tastiest fudge batches we have made to date.

Golden Fudge


300g white chocolate (Tesco own brand, cheap chocolate works good)

1/2 can condensed milk

1 teaspoon butter

132g Gold Bars, which is 6 bars.


Chop up the gold bars and freeze them.

Melt the chocolate, condensed milk and butter together in the slow cooker, leave the lid off because condensation dripping in will spoil your chocolate.

Once melted turn the slow cooker to low and stir. The next stage can be tedious. You need to stir the fudge every 15 minutes for 90 minutes.

At this point give the melted mix a final big stir and then mix in your broken up gold bars.

Pout the mix into your silicone baking tray and leave to set in the fridge for a couple of hours. If you don’t have a silicone tray then grease and line an ordinary dish. Make sure when you line it you leave plenty overhang so you can just lift the set fudge out of your dish.

Finally cut into squares and enjoy.

You will notice that this recipe just used 1/2 can of condensed milk. You can easily double it. The other half can I made into a different fudge. I will post that recipe shortly.

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