Apricot Fudge Slice

Condensed milk is my weakness, and this apricot fudge is condensed milky goodness on steroids. I fangirl for this slice – and it’s so easy! It’s super quick and doesn’t require baking, just mix it all together and forget about it in the fridge for a while and you’re good to go.

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Not going to lie, I love pretty much anything that has condensed milk in it. Condensed milk is my weakness, and this apricot fudge is condensed milky goodness on steroids. I fangirl for this slice – and it’s so easy! It’s super quick and doesn’t require baking, just mix it all together and forget about it in the fridge for a while and you’re good to go.

If you love lolly cake (a classic Kiwi treat) you’re bound to love this too. I find that the mix tastes a lot like lolly cake, with the lollies exchanged for apricots…. so it’s essentially lolly cake for grown-ups. I have zero qualms with that.

apricot slice

Also, on an amusing note, it turns out we don’t have a rolling pin at my flat, so I had to use my flatmates hammer. Gotta do what you gotta do.

Remember that you’re allowed to eat things just for the taste. Life is for living to the fullest, and in regards to food, that includes eating to help your body and mind function well, as well as eating things you enjoy, these two things are not mutually exclusive –  you can do both. Health doesn’t require exclusively eating ‘healthy’ foods and shunning all things people tell you are ‘bad’. Your health won’t be ruined by treating yourself. You just have to strike a balance!

– Ingredients – 

  • 1/2 tin condensed milk (200gm)
  • 125gm butter
  • 75gm sugar
  • 1 packet crushed wine biscuits (sweet plain cookies, or graham crackers)
  • 3/4 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 3 – 4 Tbsp desiccated coconut

– Method –

Prepare a slice tin with baking paper.

Crush the biscuits to crumbs. I suggest using the handle of a rolling pin to do this.

Chop butter into a saucepan and melt gently with condensed milk and sugar.

Stir the crushed biscuits and the chopped apricots into the butter mixture.

Press into the prepared tin and sprinkle with desicated coconut.

Place the tin in the fridge to allow the slice to set before cutting. Store in fridge.

 

 

Happy eating! And make sure to let me know what you think below!

 

White Chocolate Swirl Fudge Brownie

I present you with my best-friend’s brownie recipe which I have coveted for years, and now finally got my hands on to share with you all. It’s so fudgy, dense, and rich – you are guaranteed to fall in love!

My flat smelled of these brownies for a full day and I couldn’t try any. It was too dark by the time I got them out of the oven to take photos, so I had to leave it untouched for a full day until I’d photographed it. That I managed this, my friends, is a true achievement.

Now, however, I’ve eaten too much of it, and as I write this, I’m feeling super unwell. On that note, I wouldn’t recommend eating 4 pieces in a row, both because you will feel sick like I do now, and because that’s definitely not advisable health-wise. It’s all about balance, guys. But! Remember that when you break your diet like I just did, be chill with yourself, one slip up won’t ruin your progress, so don’t throw in the towel. Move on and give your body some nutritious fuel at your next meal.

Now, I present you with my best friend’s brownie recipe which I have coveted for years, and now finally got my hands on to share with you all. It’s so fudgy, dense, and rich – you are guaranteed to fall in love!

White Chocolate Fudge Brownie
If you like fudgy brownies, this is for you.

– Ingredients –

  • 150g butter
  • 250g dark chocolate
  • 2 cups caster sugar
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup self-raising flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 200g chopped white chocolate or white chocolate drops

– Method –

Preheat oven to 160°C, line a 20x30cm tin with baking paper.

In a microwave-safe bowl, heat butter and dark chocolate in the microwave for 60 seconds, and then for short bursts if needed until melted. In a food processor, beat sugar, eggs, and vanilla essence, (I don’t have a food processor so I did this by hand and it still turned out beautifully). Beat in the melted chocolate and butter mix, flours, and cocoa. Stir white chocolate into mixture.

Bake for 10 mins, then cover with tin foil and continue baking for another 30-40 min.