The good old favourite: Chocolate fudge

Something Sweet

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Some recipes are just worth sharing again, by again I mean that on the internet this is not a brand new creation 😊 But man…it is still deliciousssss!

Still being in lockdown during this corona virus epidemic, our ‘essential’ sweets started running out! This forced me to look in my recipe books and grocery cupboard, and just there and then the idea was born…something sweet that brings back childhood nostalgia to have with good coffee! You will see our Bialetti coffee was paired with this delicacy👌

Let’s jump right into it!

Recipe

250g butter

500g icing sugar

100ml cocoa

2 eggs

2 packets of Marie Biscuits, crushed

IMG_77961. Melt butter in the microwave. (I used the microwave just because it’s quicker, but you can also do the recipe on the stove top if you prefer to do so.)

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2. Sift the flour and cocoa into the melted butter and mix thoroughly.

IMG_78203. Add the eggs and mix. Microwave for about 2 minutes.

4. Add the crushed Marie Biscuits and mix through.

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5. Transfer the mixture to a container and press down to compact. Place it in the fridge,        but before it completely hard cut it into blocks. Smaller is better as this fudge is very          sweet.

Chocolate fudge with coffee

  1. Enjoy with good, bitter coffee☕ or whatever your preference is!

Have a blessed day!

xx

J

DEVOTIONAL: EVERY DAY IS A FRESH START

Art, Devotional

Every day is a fresh start

Every Day is a Fresh Start

Yesterday has passed, we can’t add or take-away anything.  We can’t change anything we said, didn’t say, wanted to say – or do…and to sit and worry or be angry about things in the past not only ruins the new day that started but also ruins the new opportunities that may come your way.  It stops us from smelling the roses, seeing the new sunrise and listening to God’s voice – and we know God is not in the loud noises but in the soft whisper of the wind – so we need to listen carefully 🙂

The author of Lamentations starts off by telling us in chapter 3 about God’s wrath and the bad stuff he has seen, then in verses 22-24 he says this, “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail.  They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.  I say to myself, ‘The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for Him.’”

Ecclesiastes 7:10 tells us, “Do not say, ‘Why were the old days better than these?’  For it is not wise to ask such questions.”  When we look back at the “old days” we want to remember only the good things that happened but we forget it wasn’t all good…or we look back and only remember the bad stuff and forget it wasn’t all bad.  We are not objective about the past.  Matthew 6:34 “Each day has enough troubles of its own.”  So why go and worry about yesterday’s troubles or what the future may hold.

No matter what happened in the past when you cry out to the Lord, Psalm 40 tells us God reaches out and helps us. Psalm 40:2&3 “He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire, He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.  He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.”  Ecclesiastes 7:14 says “When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider this:  God has made the one as well as the other.  Therefore, no one can discover anything about their future.” In other words…life is unpredictable, so why look back or ahead, just enjoy today and make the most of it.

Smell the roses; look at the sunrise 🙂 and search, with optimism and expectation, new opportunities, new excitement, love, laughter and new ways to help those in need.

Have a blessed, wonderful and NEW day!!!

God Bless

XOXO

J