With the help of my lovely mother, I've made...
These were a major hit. Again, I'm not a wiz in the kitchen so any positive feedback made my day especially coming from such easy recipes. Whatever I'd made were eaten within that day. I've presented each of my 12 coworkers with their own individual box filled with an assortment of these. As for the families I've presented this to, I found festive tin boxes at the dollar store which were perfect and easy way to decorate.
Perhaps I'll post a little later all of the recipes (I know it's not a cooking blog) but I'll leave you with my cream fudge recipe which is very quick & easy to do.
3 cups of brown sugar
2/3 cup of butter
2/3 cup of 15% cream
1 cup of icing sugar
Handful of chopped walnuts (optional)
1/ Butter a pan (the glass ones are best but whatever you have will do) and I guess use good judgement in terms of size.
2/ Mix brown sugar, butter & cream in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Let it boil for about 5 minutes.
3/ Remove mixture from heat. Mix icing sugar and stir with a whip.
4/ Whip until smooth. Add chopped walnuts (if necessary) and mix until walnuts are spread out. Pour into buttered pan.
5/ Let it chill in the fridge. Cut into squares and serve! Or in my case, try and manage to eat the less amount possible. You can cut them and put them in a tissue paper/parchemin paper lined tin box and give as a simple little gift for someone that sweetens your life.