It started with shoes.
These shoes to be precise.
(Wouldn't it be ace if all stories started like that?)
I ordered these white chocolate shoes as bridesmaids gifts from a local sweet shop - Bumbles Sweet Shop in Maidstone, Kent. Their facebook page is here. The recipients loved them although I'm unsure if anyone has actually managed to look past their beauty and eat one!
It's never a good idea to put someone who has a sweet tooth in a sweet shop though. I left clutching a slip of paper with my order details on it, a big box of nerds, a big box of bottle caps and a small black and white stripey bag containing fudge. I sneakily liberated a chunk from its paper prison into my mouth in the car. Then stopped. I knew I'd tear through the entire cargo in less than a minute. So with all my will power, I went home and silently baked cookies. Delayed gratification fudge.
A sweet buttery cookie that melts in your mouth with hefty chunks of fudge that caramalise into crunchy nirvana around the edges.
50gr icing sugar
150gr plain flour
Small pinch of salt
75gr cider fudge, chopped into small pieces
1, Rub the butter into the sifted icing sugar, plain flour and salt until it forms a dough.
2, Fold in the fudge pieces and shape into a sausage like log that is about 20cm or so long. Wrap in cling film and chill in the fridge until firm.
3, Remove the log from the fridge and preheat your oven to 175o/c. Line a baking sheet with baking paper and set aside.
4, Slice your log into slices around 12 discs and lay onto your prepared baking sheet.
5, Bake for 12-15minutes or until golden brown. Leave them to cool on the sheet for about 5 minutes before sliding onto a cooling rack. Cool completely before eating and store in airtight container.