Posts Tagged ‘Fudge’

Cakes & Bakes: Peanut butter & banana dog treats

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

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peanut butter & banana dog bones

We must have published at least 100 Cakes & Bakes recipes. This is the first one that’s specifically for our canine friends. Peanut butter & banana dog treats are Fudge’s idea of heaven. They contains all the things he loves the most; egg, honey, peanut butter and bananas.

He hung around the kitchen the whole time I was making these – it must have been the smell of the bananas and the peanut butter. Torture when you’ve got a dog’s super-sensitive nose!

Fudge paying close attention to me making peanut butter banana dog treats

He must have known they were for him – “Are they nearly ready yet?” he was thinking!

Fudge sitting and waiting to be given one of his peanut butter banana dog treats

It was worth his wait. He sat to attention putting on his best behavior as the treats were unveiled.

Fudge eating one of his peanut butter banana dog treats

….and then the first taste. Wow! Things will never be the same in his little doggy world ever again!

Cakes & Bakes: Peanut butter & banana dog treats

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Cakes & Bakes: Peanut butter & banana dog treats

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 75g peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp runny honey
  • 1 large egg
  • 225g rolled oats
  • 40g wholemeal flour
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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 175ºC/350°F
  2. Mash the banana with a fork until smooth
  3. Mix in the peanut butter, honey and egg
  4. Add the oats and flour and stir until well combined
  5. Drop the dough (I moulded them into bone shapes using a cookie cutter) onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment/greaseproof paper
  6. Bake for 15 minutes or until just turning brown
http://hisforhomeblog.com/cakes-bakes/cakes-bakes-peanut-butter-banana-dog-treats/

Cakes & Bakes: Peanut butter chocolate fudge

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

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peanut butter chocolate fudge | H is for Home

This isn’t a regular fudge recipe – there’s no need for a thermometer, no need for all that arm-aching stirring. This peanut butter chocolate fudge recipe takes 20 minutes to make… tops! Because of the high butter content (let’s not even mention the sugar content!), this fudge is best kept in the fridge.

It’s sweet, smooth, buttery and very, very naughty! It made two big jarfuls and there wasn’t enough room in there for that last piece – oh well, I guess I’ll just have to eat it then! ;-)

Cakes & Bakes: Peanut butter chocolate fudge

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 minute

Yield: makes 12-16 squares

Cakes & Bakes: Peanut butter chocolate fudge

Ingredients

  • 250g peanut butter, creamy or crunchy depending on your preference
  • 250g butter, cubed
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 450g sifted icing sugar
  • 100g roughly chopped dark chocolate or chocolate chips
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Instructions

  1. Line a 22cm/8inch square cake tin with parchment/greaseproof paper
  2. Put the peanut butter and cubed butter into a large microwave-proof bowl and cook on high for 30 seconds
  3. Stir the mixture and microwave again for another 30 seconds
  4. Stir in the vanilla extract and chocolate before adding the icing sugar. The consistency should resemble cookie dough
  5. Using a spatula, put the mix into the lined cake tin pressing it down to level it out. Use the back of a spoon if needed
  6. Cover the tin with cling film or foil and refrigerate for at least 4 hours
  7. Remove from the tin and slice into squares. Keep refrigerated in an airtight container
http://hisforhomeblog.com/cakes-bakes/cakes-bakes-peanut-butter-chocolate-fudge/

Fudge two ways

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

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squares of plain fudge and rum & raisin fudge | H is for Home

The first & last time I made fudge I was about 12 years old. The only way I could get it to set was to stick it in the freezer for a few hours. It wasn’t exactly inedible, but it was bad enough to put me off attempting it again until now.

Just like our taste in ice cream, Justin & I differ in our taste in fudge. He likes it plain, I like mine stuffed full of fruit, nuts, chocolate and alcohol! To please us both, I made a normal portion of basic mix, divided it into two and made one half into rum & raisin fudge.

I used the basic recipe I found on the Carnation website. I’m already thinking of folding some of this fudge into some of my home-made vanilla ice cream – what do you think?

Fudge two ways

Yield: 24 squares

Fudge two ways

Ingredients

  • 115g/4oz raisins
  • 2 tbs dark rum
  • 397g/14oz can condensed milk
  • 150ml/5¼ fl oz milk
  • 450g/16oz Demerara sugar
  • 115g/4oz butter
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Instructions

  1. Soak the raisins in the dark rum for at least an hour
  2. Line the base & sides of two 18cm/7inch square cake tins with baking/parchment paper
  3. Put all the remaining ingredients into a large non-stick, heavy-bottomed saucepan over a medium heat and stir with a wooden spoon until all the sugar dissolves
  4. Bring to a boil and gently simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring continuously and scraping the base of the pan
  5. Using a food thermometer, make sure the mixture reaches 118°C/240ºF
  6. Remove from the heat and beat with the wooden spoon until it thickens & begins to set ( this should take about 10 minutes )
  7. Put half of the mixture into one of the lined tins, using the back of a metal tablespoon to get it into the corners and levelled out
  8. Add the rum and raisins to the other half of the mixture and put back over a medium heat for another 5 minutes or until it begins to thicken up again
  9. Put the mixture into the other lined tin, again using the back of a metal tablespoon
  10. Allow to cool completely before turning out on to a chopping board and cutting into squares
  11. You can store the fudge for up to a week in (separate) airtight containers
http://hisforhomeblog.com/cookery/fudge-two-ways/

Gimme Five: Dog beds

Friday, January 31st, 2014

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selection of 5 large dog beds

Fudge needs a new dog bed. His current wicker one is falling apart. It’s probably because it gets carried up and down the stairs numerous times per day. Fudge doesn’t know the feeling of bare floorboards against his bare backside – and he’d like to keep it that way!

  1. Danish Design Heritage houndstooth snuggle bed 89cm (35″): £45.19, PetShopBowl
  2. Divan Wellness dog sofa – brown: £89.90, Zooplus
  3. Earthbound luxury tweed & waterproof bed: 94.99, Muddy Paws
  4. Beaumont large pet bed by Plush Pet Beds: £159, Notonthehighstreet
  5. FleeceLock™ wraparound dog bed: £125, Orvis

Christmas Countdown: Fudge’s choice

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

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Selection of dog-related, canine Christmas items

Fudge insists one being given the opportunity to voice (bark?) his opinion on canine Christmas matters, so we’ve allowed him to guest edit this penultimate Christmas Countdown post.

He’s scoured the internet and wishes to share his findings with his doggie buddies. We are pleased to bring you his carefully curated collection…

  1. Party dog Christmas decoration by Horsfall & Wright: £12, Notonthehighstreet
  2. Pair of 2 Rudolf sausage dog decorations by Miss Shelly Designs: £17, Notonthehighstreet
  3. William Wegman’s Fay’s Twelve Days of Christmas DVD: £62.51, Amazon
  4. Tillsammans x-mas poster: £20, Scandinavian Design Center
  5. Lily’s Kitchen turkey with cranberry Christmas dog treats: £2.99, Monster Pet Supplies
  6. Santa & Rudolph reindeer bandana: £3.20, PetsPyjamas
  7. Joy to the World ‘Give a Dog A Bone’ ornament: £19.41, Saks Fifth Avenue
  8. Good Boy dog luxury Christmas stocking: £6.99, Seapets
  9. Good Boy Christmas dog Santa coat: £5.99-£9.69, Monster Pet Supplies