OK, I blame Julie, who commented on Twitter about making peppermint fudge. She got the idea from one of my favorite bloggers, Hannah Kaminski, who is, not only a designer of adorable crocheted amigurumi, she’s also the author of My Sweet Vegan, for which she created delicious recipes and rocked the photography. Oh, and did I mention, she’s still in college?
Anyway, I had not scheduled any time for holiday baking this week even though I knew I really wanted to fit it in. Then, after hearing Julie tweet about the fudge, I read the recipe, and decided it would be a pretty quick treat.
It was! After they cooled, I packed up pieces up to give to friends and neighbors.
Since I was going to be messing up the kitchen anyway, I dug out my chocolate chip macaroon recipe and made a batch of those while the fudge was cooling. They, too, got packed up.
We kept a few of each out to sample, but I plan on making more cookies and treats when we get to San Francisco next week and I’ll have access to all of my favorite baking staples.