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Fudged Fudge

Lee’s working away this week and to distract myself from work yesterday, I decided to make some fudge. Which, given that we’re doing Weight Watchers at the moment, was a bit silly, but I have always fancied trying to make it so there we are.

That’s it up there. It looks more like fudge in that picture than it does in the flesh but it’s essentially tablet. I used this recipe but forgot to take my phone to the shops for the ingredients and instead of normal milk, I ended up using condensed milk (as I’d read several recipes before I settled that one). That probably wasn’t a very good move as it burnt a wee bit and ended up resembling wet sand. Also it’s made of 120% sugar…BUT it is actually really nice!

My workmates will feel the benefits of it tomorrow if I remember to take it in, as it made about 5 times more than I could ever conceivably eat in a week! I think I need something a bit more foolproof for the next attempt.



I’m Claire and I live near Glasgow, in Scotland. I have strong family ties to Cincinnati, too and regard it as my second home. If I had to describe myself in five words, it would be thus: Does. Not. Suffer. Fools. Gladly. I’ve been cross stitching pretty much all my life, but professionally since 2005, first as Miso Funky, then as The Bellwether and now under my own name. I'm known for my witty, sarcastic and occasionally profane typographic designs. My work has been featured in The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Channel 4 and on BBC television as well as numerous media outlets across the globe. At one point, I was kind of a big deal but I mostly just dabble in it these days when I have time. My website is a repositry of cross stitch charts, travel and food blogging and you'll find it at I also love to travel and eat, ideally travelling somewhere great to eat something brilliant. I'm fascinated by social history, particularly the Victorians and will absolutely beat you hands down in a quiz about the Tudors. Dogs are LIFE. I like being in water and have lots of ideas that will never see the light of day but would definitely be a winner on Dragon’s Den/Shark Tank. I love to give people gifts. I! also! overuse! exclamation! marks! sorry!

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