Hello my lovelies and welcome to my first ever recipe post! Since this blog is all about things I love and little things that make me happy I felt I just HAD to include this recipe for Lucuma Fudge. Not only do I want to share this recepie I want to share the incredible lady behind the fudge! Susan Jane White is a nutritional chef who runs an amazing blog and published a cookbook called The Extra Virgin Kitchen. It sounds very melo dramatic but I think buying her cookbook has changed my relationship with food. It’s so much more than a healthy recipe book, it changes how you think about food and also Susan proves you dont have to sacrifice amazing flavour to eat healthily. Just stop right now and go check out her website. Well maybe wait until you’ve finished reading this!
Anyway enough rambling and praising, you’ll have to go figure out how awesome she is yourself! This recipe is so simple and amazingly quick to make. It is the most delicious substitute for my chocolate cravings. I had never heard of Lucuma powder before. It comes from a fruit that is too perishable to ship to Ireland so we can only get it in powder form. It has a wonderful rich sweet taste. I buy mine from the Avoca Rathcoole, if you cant make it there try health food shops or Fallon and Byrne if you live in Dublin.
You will need:
4 tablespoons coconut oil
8 tablespoons ground almonds
3 tablespoons lucuma powder
2 tablespoons raw honey or maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla powder
Line a small container with cling film.
Melt the coconut oil over a low heat.
Once melted stir in the rest of the ingredients and mix with a fork.
It should now look like sand, taste and adjust the sweetness or saltiness to your prefrence.
Pour into the container and place in fridge for 1 hour.
Try not to eat it all at once!