A diet for a fast metabolism includes sweet fruity treats, so this Chewy Plum Fudge recipe fits the bill.
When people start eating a Dr Ray Peat type of diet they think, “look saturated fat is protective so gimme all the ice cream, let me put butter on everything and what do you mean a handful of grated cheese at every meal may be too much?”
20 kgs (40lbs) overweight a few months later and they wonder what happened!
Saturated fat IS protective, but only in the right doses.
We now know that balanced sugar is actually fuel for all cells in the body, and is good for you so long as it’s accompanied by adequate nutrients. I set out to make a milk fudge recipe that ticked all the boxes for taste and nutrition, and left out nuts – see previous post as to why this is important.)
The Indian Burfi sweet treat was actually an inspiration for this. Burfi seems to be made in many different ways – including nuts, but one version with milk powder started the creative neurons firing. (In some cases it’s also called Barfi however that’s not such a great word in English to associate with cooking and eating!)
I love this Chocolate Fudge because it is super easy, as is my preference. It was just a tweak on my Homemade Chocolate mix that made it completely different, rich, decadent and just all over Oh My Goodness!
I love it when I have cooking weeks where everything works! I had a few disasters not that long ago where the result was so bad that even I couldn’t eat it – very rare as I hate to waste food. But this week was truly stellar, so here is one of the recipes today and the rest will follow in the weeks to come.
Just another quick little recipe that I have featured on Instagram before but haven’t managed to post here – Chocolate Cheesecake Fudge.
In the past, if there was ever a choice of cake going around, my preference was always cheesecake. Not sure why, but it just hit the spot. The more I learn about good fats, blood sugar spikes with too much starchy carbs and the rest of the havoc caused by wheat products (currently reading Wheat Belly by William Davis MD and having mind blown,) I am coming to understand more why my body would choose this higher fat treat option. It knows best!
When I was on a Keto diet, all types of Keto Fudge were my favourite thing to make
So I may have hit on something I like even better than raw cacao chocolate – if that’s even possible? I wondered what would happen if I just left out the cacao powder and coconut oil when I was making my homemade chocolate (‘cos the coconut oil and cacao can be kind of overpowering) and ramped up the butter and nut butter content.
So I was drooling over everyone else’s Peanut Butter Fudge online and I really love any recipe that doesn’t require me to haul out the food processor – I totally have to be in the mood to go that far! Anyway, as you know I love Peanut Butter, so what could be better than little squares of this loveliness to tantalise your taste buds whenever you get the urge?
Peppermint and chocolate is a fantastic combination. These Homemade Peppermint Patties are the only dish with peppermint that doesn’t taste like toothpaste to me.
I put together this recipe last year but have made a slight change, as I didn’t like the way the coconutty part was a bit crumbly. Macadamia nuts to the rescue as their oil content helps the ‘stick it’ factor and mild taste takes on the flavour of whatever you put with it.
This Peanut Butter Bar recipe is dedicated to my friend who is having the time of her life as tour leader on a Top Deck bus tripping around Europe. Her story is proof that with a little hard work and lots of perseverance, a really huge dream can come true!
When she gets back, I will be sure to cook her a batch in celebration! Go Travel Girl!