Thursday, May 27, 2010

Fudge with Lindsay!

My friend Lindsay is in town for a few days, and we have been experimenting in the kitchen like crazy! So far, we've made macaroons and black bean dip. Neither of which looked spectacular, so no pictures, but they tasted AMAZING! Tonight we thought it would be a good idea to try out raw, or at least semi-raw semi-vegan recipes. And we found...FUDGE! 

We found the recipe here! Thank you, Wasabimon! So cute, I love gluten-free blogs :]
We made some tweaks, so the recipe is as follows:
1/2 C Coconut oil (we melted it in the microwave for about 30 seconds)
1/2 C Cacao powder (We used Trader Joe's Cocoa Powder)
1/2 C Maple syrup (Grade A!)
1 tsp Vanilla extract (definitely doubled. Or tripled. Vanilla extract is amazing!)

1/2 C Chopped almonds
Generous shake of cinnamon, of course!
We didn't have almonds, so instead stirred in about 3/4 of a cup (whatever suits your tastes!) of Justin's Maple Almond Butter...ohmygoshyum!
(Picture Here)
Melt the coconut butter, stir the wet ingredients in with the dry, and mix! We then softened some almond butter and swirled it in, along with some of the leftover macaroon pieces that I just randomly threw in.
It began to solidify as the coconut butter cooled, and then the addition of warm almond butter melted it all over again! We almost couldn't wait to let it cool, but we poured it into an ice cube tray and put it in the freezer to set. Result: Fudge that tasted strongly of cocoa, but with maple, and melted in our mouths!
Okay, I absolutely had to post that recipe, but now back to a paper due tomorrow (today, oh no!)...