Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Boxing Day Snow Fudge from Katherine Wyvern

Evernight authors are sharing their recipes all month long! You'll love this sweet Boxing Day treat from Woman as a Foreign Language author Katherine Wyvern. Don't miss this Editor's Pick! 

"Wow. Wow, wow, wow. This book is amazingly beautiful. The prose is gorgeous, the characters are uniquely memorably, and their relationship is perfectly rendered." 
~ 5 Star Reader Review

Katy’s Snow Fudge

With all the delicious holiday things we have in my home region, Emilia, in Italy, it may seem strange that my own favorite Christmas recipe is  the very un-Italian Fudge, but there you go. . I have awesome memories of the women in my family spending days around the kitchen table making cappelletti and anolini, and much as I admire their industriousness, I just don’t have the time! I discovered Fudge in Toronto in 2012 and became addicted. My fudge takes very little time to make and a night to set.

This is a recipe for a large amount because I make a bit for all our friends. Divide as necessary for smaller batches.

Sugared condensed milk 3 kg
Bitter dark chocolate (bitter, it’s important) 2 kg
White chocolate 1 kg
Shelled hazelnuts 500 g
Grated coconut
Greaseproof baking paper, or a small piece of butter.

Toast the hazelnuts in a pan over the fire, until they are crispy and they taste nice and grilled. Chop them roughly with a large knife and set aside.

Line the bottom and sides of a large baking tin with baking paper, or rub it with butter. For a very large batch like this, it may be a good idea to prepare two tins!

Put 2 kg of condensed milk in a pot over a low fire and break all of the dark chocolate in it. Let the chocolate melt, stirring with a wooden spoon. When all the pieces are melted, mix in the chopped hazelnuts and stir thoroughly.

Then pour the chocolate mix in the tin(s) and spread in a 2-3 cm thick layer.

Have a helper clean the pot with a spoon (or finger), and then give it a wash while the brown layer begins to set. This layer should be rather bitter, because the top layer is very, very sweet!
Put the pot back on the fire for the snowy layer, 1kg of condensed milk and 1 kg of white chocolate, broken up.

As soon as it is all melted pour it over the brown chocolate layer and spread it out evenly.

Sprinkle grated coconut over all and leave in a cool room to set. You can also put it in the fridge, but it becomes very hard to cut.

The next day, cut it into stripes as wide as it is thick, and then in little cubes.

Pack it nicely for gifts, or just enjoy.

What do you do when the woman you want to be … is a man?
Nina’s abusive childhood left her feeling so vulnerable when wearing anything flimsier than combat boots that she has spent her whole adult life dressed like a gang boy. But when she meets the tall, glamourous, charismatic Julia (actually her cross-dressing neighbor, Julian, going out en femme), Nina is seized by an overwhelming and terrifying urge to finally express her own femininity.
Julia/n has not only a slightly split personality but also a thoroughly broken heart. What s/he wants most is a partner who will love both Julia and Julian. While Nina learns from Julia how to be a woman, Julian discovers that they might well be made for each other, but it will take a struggle against prejudice and a whole conservative mind-set before they can follow their hearts, and express their true, unique, and beautiful selves.
Be Warned: LGBTQ, Gender-Queer

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Author bio:

Katherine is a gipsy soul who lived in Italy, Norway, Germany, France and Spain but mostly in some private universe of her own. She still lives a nomad's life between Dordogne and Catalonia, with a tipi as a home and her boots and a horse as only means of transport.

She's worked as a printer, a welder and a gardener, and been writing since she can remember, mostly poetry, fantasy and erotica, sometimes mixed together in weird ways.

Nowadays, when not busy with walking, horse-whispering or dream-weaving, she is usually painting, embroidering or working her backbone off in the pastures. Blog

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