Because of my little injury (thank you for all of your well wishes and funny accident stories!), I was super antsy yesterday. I couldn’t really work out, because I certainly couldn’t do yoga (no pressure on the finger!) and couldn’t run (try getting gloves on the monster finger), and besides had to be careful to keep my hand dry, so I couldn’t really sweat or anything. I did get in a nice long stretching session, but I need to do something more active! UGH!
Other than packing (putting clothes out on the bed for Solomon to pack!) there wasn’t much I could do one handed. I really wanted to get in the kitchen, and realized I could probably make fudge one handed. I had been dreaming up a spicy, Mexican Hot Chocolate fudge for quite some time, so I figured I would give it a try. I’ve always loved Mexican hot chocolate because really, it’s spicy hot chocolate, so there’s nothing in that equation for me not to like. Chocolate + Spice = PERFECTION!
I made a basic fudge with sweetened condensed milk and chocolate. I melted them in a pan until they were all mixed and full of melty, chocolate goodness.
First, a teaspoon of vanilla. The GOOD stuff!
2 teaspoons of cinnamon. I buy the giant sized. I go through a lot of cinnamon, I love it in my coffee.
I was pleasantly surprised by this! Maybe next time I would go for a little more spice, but came pretty close to hitting the nail on the head here.
Solomon didn’t like it, until he realized what it was! Then he was a fan. The chocolate was a little too bitter for his taste (I like really dark chocolate and he prefers milk), but all in all, he said it was good fudge!
Maybe next time I would add marshmallows (if I can find kosher ones!) or Fluff to make it more “hot chocolate” and less “just chocolate.” Either way, this is going to be bad news being in my house!
I love making fudge because it is SO EASY. Maybe soon I’ll do some sort of salted caramel fudge? That would be amazing! By the way, check back Monday for a salted caramel creation and another giveaway! This one is going to be a lot of fun 🙂
We are heading down to NJ later, and have a long ride ahead of us! We will then be heading to L.A. for a wedding during the weekend, and will stay in NJ the rest of the week. I CAN’T WAIT!!!!! We don’t have any definitive plans, which is amazing, and will hopefully get to spend some time in Manhattan, and catch up with friends!
Have you ever been to (or lived in) L.A? What are some things we can’t miss? Any good recommendations for brunch?
We won’t have a lot of free time, because of the wedding and rehearsal dinner, and I really want to go to a Sprinkles while we’re there. We will be staying in Beverly Hills, and I’m so pumped for this mini vacation!
What’s your favorite flavor of fudge? Have you ever made it from scratch?