Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Recipes - your wish is my command

These are both easy/peasy.  The fudge sinfully so because it is something that should go on the eat very rarely list.  Sigh.

Chocolate Pistachio Fudge
350g dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa solids) chopped
1 x 400 g tin of condensed milk
30 g butter
pinch of salt (which I left out)
150 g unsalted pistachios or a combination pistachios/raisins.  The smaller portion suggested that next time dried sour cherries would be good.  He is right.  I added a splash of rum to the nuts and the raisins

Put the chopped chocolate and the condensed milk and the butter in a saucepan and heat and stir slowly over a low heat until melted and well combined.

Bash the nuts ( a good stress reliever) until they are broken up a bit.  Stir them and whatever else you fancy into the chocolate mix.  I added a bit of cinnamon as I love it with chocolate.

Pour into a 23cm square tray, smoothing out the top a bit.  Let it cool for a bit and then refrigerate until set.

Cut into smallish pieces and indulge.

Zucchini Crust Pizza

3 cups grated zucchinni (I found one smallish zucchini was about a cup).
3 eggs
1/3 cup plain flour (I used wholemeal)
2 cups grated mozzarella cheese (I used much less)
2 small tomatoes, halved and finely chopped.
1/2 cup chopped onion
Whatever else you fancy - I used mushrooms and fresh asparagus
oregano and basil to taste
3 tbsp grated parmesan

In a large bowl mix zucchinni and eggs.  Stir in the flour - I added a little onion and garlic too.  Spread onto a 30cm pizza pan coated with cooking spray.

Bake at 230C for eight minutes, then remove and apply topping.

Turn oven down to 180C.  Bake for 15-20 mins until onion is tender and cheese melted.

I think next time I will give the crust a little longer at maybe 240C or so.

As I said the base was more like a zucchini frittata - but it tasted good.



  1. These sound great as well as quick'n'easy. I think I'll try the fudge with cranberries instead of raisins though.
    I've done a copy/paste and printed these to add to my folder of "try soon" recipes.

  2. You are right - cranberries would be great too. And or cashews. Or almonds. The possiblities are huge.

  3. That fudge is a favourite recipe of mine:so easy,so delicious.

  4. Gah! I was doing Vegan January, and then Vegan February, and I've just embarked on Vegan March -- but FUDGE. What a divine and unvegan substance it is.

  5. I'm sorry Alexis. I can offer you some wonderful chidkpea recipes or pumpkin ditto, but they really are not in the race with fudge. Which I am ashamed to say we have scoffed.