Gingerbread Swirl Fudge
When it comes to the holidays, there are a few signature flavours and scents that we all love to enjoy. One of those flavours is gingerbread. There are others like apple cinnamon and peppermint, but gingerbread is synonymous with Christmastime. You have gingerbread cookies and gingerbread men, as well as gingerbread houses. Ginger root first came from China and was brought back to Europe via the Silk Road. The first gingerbread goes back to Greece in 2400 BC. The cookies were sometimes shaped like animals, queens and kings and even decorated with gold leaf. They were a hit at Medieval fairs in England, France, Germany and Holland. Now people enjoy this treat every Christmas and all year round. More recently, people have taken the gingerbread cookie flavour and added it to different dessert recipes and drink recipes too. Gingerbread lates are very popular around wintertime. Now, there is this recipe for fudge candy from Sally from Sally's Baking Addiction. Her fudge has gingerbread swirls in it which is perfect for Christmas time or anytime you have a gingerbread craving.
Fudge is also a very popular dessert recipe to make during the holidays. It's super easy to make, and you only need a few ingredients to make it. Fudge is a great recipe to make with your kids because it's so easy. They can help out by adding in ingredients or stirring the pot. There are two different ways of making fudge, the classic way using a candy thermometer and lots of stirring or the easy way. If you have the time and patience, it's definitely worth making it the old-fashioned way, and Sally has a classic recipe for fudge candy on her website you can try out. Then you have the super easy, time-effective fudge recipe you make with chocolate chips and a can of sweetened milk. The faster fudge recipe is great when you need to whip something up last minute. So the white layer of this fudge is made with white chocolate pieces, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract. Then the gingerbread layer is made using some of the white layer mixed with a bit more white chocolate, molasses, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and allspice. You make the white layer first and then divide it in half leaving one half plain, and the other half gets the gingerbread flavour in it.
First, line your pan with some foil or parchment paper and then pour in a base layer of white fudge. Next, pour on some gingerbread fudge and layer it with more of the white fudge. Keep layering it until both fudges are in the pan. Now here's where you get fancy with it. Take a toothpick or a skewer and make delicate swirls throughout the fudge, have some fun it doesn't have to look perfect by any means. Then, put the fudge in the fridge and let it set. Once it's set, you can then cut it into squares, and you'll really get to see all of the layers. The condensed milk helps take a lot of the steps out of the classic recipe and makes this recipe foolproof. So if you need that one final dessert item to add to your dessert tray, or you need something else to add to your Christmas goodie bags for friends and family, this is a great new recipe to try out. Check out some of the other great dessert recipes over at Sally's Baking Addiction and see which other ones look appealing to you. Choose your favourites and wow all of your friends with your baking and cooking talent and skill.***
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