Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Double Decker Oreo Fudge ... and Exciting News


I always start off my blog posts after a long absence  by saying "I apologise it's been so long since I last blogged but in my defence ..."

Well, why break the habit of a lifetime - or y'know... a couple of years? So here goes... I'm so sorry it's been a while since I last posted on this blog but in my defence, I've been busy starting a business over the last couple of months. Yup, me, a business ... I know right?

I've wanted a cake shop since I got into the whole baking thing, but it was this shadowy idea that probably wouldn't come true unless I could be bothered to write a business plan and borrow lots of money. Don't get too excited, I don't have a cake shop ... yet, but I have a sort of starter cake shop otherwise known as a market stall.

This Saturday just gone ... yup, the one that was below zero. The one so cold that at one point my hands were shaking so violently that a cup of coffee I was holding threatened to spill all over my lovely stall ... good times.  Yup, I spent that Saturday selling cake at my very own stall. It's at Archway market and only every other Saturday but it's a start, and one I'm really excited about :) Check out a couple of pictures from Saturday below.



Umm yeah, don't go to my website yet because it's not up quite yet. It will be soon though! But if you're in London, get in touch and please come and visit my stall!

So I've always wanted to make fudge! And finally, this Christmas (yes I'm that far behind on updating my blog), I finally ... finally ... gave my sister some fudge recipe suggestions, licked the bowl while she made fudge and ate the fudge when it was ready. Yup, I still haven't made fudge. So thank you to my sister Christiana for making this incredible fudge to round off a delicious five-course Christmas lunch that she and my brother in law made us.

This is simple - I know I say that about most of the recipes I post but it really is. So no excuses, go make some fudge!

Recipe from the incredible Bakers Royale

Ingredients
1 can of sweetened condensed milk, divided into two
10 Oreos, chopped
170g white chocolate
170g dark chocolate
28g butter

  1. Line an 8 x 8 inch pan with foil.
  2. Split condensed milk in half and set aside. Chop Oreos and set aside
  3. Place white chocolate, one half of the condensed milk and the butter in a heat proof bowl over simmering water. Stir and mix until melted and combined. Fold in Oreos and stir to combine. Pour mixture into pan.
  4. Place dark chocolate and the remaining half of the condensed milk in a heat proof bowl over simmering water. Stir and mix until melted and combined. Pour mixture on top of Oreo layer and refrigerate for 1 hour to set.
  5. Remove from fridge and peel away foil once set. For ease of cutting, make sure to clean knife between cuts to prevent sticking.

15 comments:

Adura said...

*drool*

Congratulations Vickii! I'm so proud of and happy for you :)

Sewuese said...

Wow!!! Im so excited for you. Little steps of progress... Enjoy every bit of it and God bless!

Ayozie said...

Wow well done Vickii! The stall is wonderful. I'm sure you'll have that cake shop in no time! The cakes look sooo yummy.x

Bella Joya said...

Congratulations girl!!!!! bigger and better things to come!! I am super excited for you and i wish you the best of luck. When i do come around to London i will make sure to visit and hopefully by then you will have your own shop!! best of luck

N.I.L (Naijamum in London) said...

Congratulations
I will def drop by your stall whenever I'm in your neck of the woods
( I live down south)
xxxxxx

Daughter of Her King said...

Well done... exciting news..

wow, i admire your spirit of adventure with food.

You will go far in this business, i tell u...

Btw if u need any marketing ideas or promotional strategy dont forget to hit me..

HAPPY NEW YEAR.. more grease to your elbow. xoxoxox

Heather said...

These look amazing. And congratulations on your shop!!! A dream come true, really! Keep up the great work with your blog and your new shop :)

Daisy said...

Congrats Vickii!! I'm just seeing this. I wish you all the BEST with this new venture. I'm booking a ticket to London to visit your stall :)

Ekene said...

Yay you! Congrats on the stall, and soon the shop x

Havilah Luxuries said...

Welldone Vickii!!!!

Onada said...

Congratulations Vickii!!
So proud of you!

Ibfhs said...

Yayyyyy! That's awesome news. Hope I can make it down there at some point to give you a pat on the back :)

Vickii said...

@Adura - Thank you :) And thank you AGAIN for your help - coming to help me every single week!

@Sewuese - Thank you hun :) I'm excited for your baking business too!

@Ayozie - Thank you very much :) I hope you come by sometime :)

@Bella Joya - Thank you so much for your lovely wishes! And definitely drop by the shop/stall, whatever it is I'm doing when next you're visiting London okay? :)

@N.I.L - Please do! And I'll be sure to let you know if I every do any markets south so you can come by. It would be great to meet you!

@Daughter of her King - Happy new year, Amen and thank you, I will! I'm excited for your new baking business too :)

@Heather - Thank you so much, I appreciate your lovely comment!!

@Daisy - Thank you! Definitely come and visit soon! I owe you a couple of cupcakes for RT'ing :)

@Ekene - Thank you very much :)

@Havilah Luxuries - Thank you :)

@Onada - Thank you! And for all your support all the time and being such a great inspiration!!

@Ibfhs - Thank you hun :) I hope to see you soon :)

Daisy said...

Hi Vickii!

I just nominated you for a Liebster award on my blog.

You can take a break from baking by filling out the meme :) Check it out here:
http://greetingsfromlagos.blogspot.com/2013/04/nominated-for-liebster-award.html

Best,
Daisy

p.s. are we at 3 cupcakes? I have a logbook you know :P

Chic Therapy said...

congrats!!