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Did you had a nice Easter ? I did We had a nice lunch yesterday for my brother and my uncles birthdays. First barbecue of the year. We’ve been really lucky because it was warm and sunny from 11am to 4 pm. Really lucky !
We rented a movie on the Apple TV with my mom in the evening, some nice cheesy movie with Julia Roberts and my grandma joined us to see the end. It was really nice.
I went to bed around midnight thinking that I was so lucky I will finally be able to sleep in the morning. No need to set an alarm clock. And it happened. My dog woke me up. Again.
She’s been doing it for a long time now but it still drives me crazy. She wakes me up around 6am. She starts walking around the room, come close as possible to my bed and me of course. She watches me.
First I try to ignore her and to go back to sleep but she keeps doing it, over and over again. Then I usually yell at her to stop and to go back to sleep. She does it maybe for 5 minutes then she starts again.
Finally I wake up and open the bedroom door at this point. She runs out to the living room or the kitchen. Sometimes she drinks water but most of the time she’s just super excited, running and jumping everywhere.
Then I go to the kitchen to have breakfast. She disappears and I always find her in the bedroom asleep and she doesn’t move before 10 am when she wants to go out …
It drives me crazy !!!! That makes my mom laugh when I tell her and she keeps saying that it’s a good training for the day I will have kids. I don’t care I just want to sleep !!!
I know that this fudge is not very Easter but it involves chocolate !! And most important thing is that it involves Chai Tea. I am obsessed with two things if you haven’t noticed : Nutella and Chai Tea.
Trust me if you didn’t noticed you will soon ! One more microwave fudge, so easy to do, so easy to eat … When you start eating it you can’t stop.
What about you ? Does anybody’s dog out there is doing the same thing ? Please say yes …
Bon Appétit !
Chai Tea Fudge:
Chai tea syrup / concentrate : (Adapted from « Best Recipes .com /au »)
– 1 Liter / 4 cups water
– 3 sticks cinnamon
– 10 cardamom pods, crushed
– 10 whole cloves
– 1/2 teaspoon of whole black peppercorns
– 1 inch section of fresh ginger, thinly sliced
– 1 vanilla bean, split in half
– 10 tsp black tea or 10 bags
– 240g / /1 cup packed brown sugar
– 2 tbsp Maple syrup
– I personally prefer to put all my spices in one large tea filter bag that I tie it shut with kitchen twine. I do the same with the tea in another filter. If you use teabags don’t forget to take the labels off. You can use a cheesecloth square section as well, or you can just add your spices to the water and strain them out later.
– Bring the water to a boil in a large pot.
– Add tea and spices. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20/25 minutes.
– Remove the pot from the heat.
– If you are using tea filter bags or cheesecloth and tea bags, just take them off the water. (If not strain concentrate and pour it back into the pot.)
– Add brown sugar and maple syrup. Stir well to dissolve and bring to a boil.
– Reduce heat to a simmer.
– Continue simmering,uncovered, until the liquid reduces to a syrup, approximately 1 cup.
– Allow to cool for 10 minutes then pour the syrup into a sterilised bottle/jar.
– Store in the fridge.
Chai Spice Mix :
– 1 tbsp Ground Cinnamon
– 2 tsp Ground Ginger
– 1 tsp ground cardamom
– 1 tsp cloves
– 1 tsp allspice
– 1 tsp vanilla powder ( or one vanilla pod gratted)
– – Mix all the spices in a small jar.
– Store in the fridge.
Chai Tea Fudge: (yield 36 squares)
– 396g / 14 oz / 1 can condensed milk
– 56 g / 2 oz / 1/4 cup Butter, cubed
– 1 pinch salt
– 425g / 15 oz / 2 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
– 3 tsp Chai spices
– 2 Tbsp Chai Tea Syrup
– Line an 8×8 inch (20cmx20cm) pan with parchment paper (leaving a 2-inch /5 cm overhang on two sides ).
– In a large microwave safe bowl combine condensed milk , butter and salt.
– Microwave on high for 3 minutes. It will be very bubbly.
– Add the white chocolates chips.
– Stir well until all the chocolate is melted and the mixture is really smooth.
– Add the Chai spices and Chai tea syrup. Mix one more time.
– Spread evenly to the edges of the prepared pan. Smooth the top. Refrigerate or freeze until completely set.
– Using the parchment paper overhangs, lift bars from pan and transfer to a cutting board. Cut into 36 squares.
– Eat them all or try not to !