- Ella Taylor
It's Going to be a Fudgy February - Sweet Side of Finance
This month I made a go-to chocolatey treat, "Fudge Squares", from my grandmothers recipe collection. Some may label these as Chocolate Brownies, but she called them Fudge Squares for a reason - they are so fudgy! They are great on their own, but with icing they are a decadent treat. Make these on a Sunday to enjoy during the week with friends, on your own, or with a special someone. On the blog and social media this month, we're talking about relationships and finance - it can be tricky but oh so necessary when it comes to planning. It's one of the first questions I get from prospective clients and one of the first topics we go over during coaching sessions. Check us out on social for more, or let's set up a time to chat if you're ready to take things to the next level, like this dessert!
Now, on to the recipe.
Two (2) eggs well-beaten
1/4 cup of milk
1 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of flour
2 oz of unsweetened chocolate
1/3 cup of shortening or unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup of nuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Mix eggs, milk, sugar and vanilla together.
Melt the chocolate and butter together and let cool for 5 minutes then and add to wet mixture. Mix well.
Mix flour and salt together and fold into the wet mixture. Add nuts if using.
Pour into an oiled 8x8 pan and bake for 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
Set aside to cool completely. Sprinkle with powdered sugar or frost with "Minute Fudge Icing"
Minute Fudge Icing
1/2 cup good cocoa
1/4 cup of milk
1 cup sugar
4 tbsp of unsalted butter
1/8 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp almond extract (or try another flavor - just use in moderation!)
Combine all ingredients except vanilla and almond extract in a pot.
Place over a low flame and stir constantly from the bottom until it comes to a boil.
Then let sit at a boil, without stirring, for exactly one minute.
Remove from the heat and flame and stir until it thickens. Add extract.
Spread over cooled Fudge Squares and enjoy.