Saturday, November 30, 2013

Rocky Road Fudge

1 (12 oz) bag milk chocolate chips (or semi-sweet works too!)
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
3 cups mini marshmallows (about half a bag)
1 1/2 cups nuts, finely chopped (I used peanuts, you could use whatever nuts you like)
Take a large 9x13" baking pan and line with aluminum foil. Lightly spray with non-stick cooking spray.
In a large bowl, pour in the chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk. Cook in the microwave for about 60 seconds, remove and stir. Continue to microwave at 15 second intervals (stirring after each one) until the chocolate chips are completely melted and smooth. Fold in the marshmallows and nuts until they are fully incorporated.
Press the fudge mixture into the baking pan and place in the fridge for about 60 minutes to let it set up (stick in the freezer if you want it to set up faster). When set, lift foil from pan and cut fudge into squares

Sweet Potato Rolls

Sweet Potato Rolls
makes 12 to 18 rolls
1 sweet potato, baked
1 cup milk
1/2 cup white or brown sugar
3-4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons instant yeast
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Bake  the sweet potato for approximately 45 minutes at 375 (or an equivalent amount of time on the microwave, I use the potato setting). Remove the oven and let cool.
Combine the sweet potato, sugar, and milk and stir to make a paste. Mix in 2 cups of the flour, the salt, the yeast, and the spices until thoroughly combined. Add more flour a quarter cup at a time. Mix in after each addition until you have a dough that is tacky but which you can handle with wet hands. When you hit the proper consistency, remove from the bowl and knead by hand for 5 to 10 minutes.
Set the dough aside to rise in a covered bowl for 45 minutes to an hour. Divide into a dozen or so pieces, shape, and then again allow to rise until they have roughly doubled in size, another hour or so.  I used an egg wash but that is optional.

Bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes until brown, there is a lot of natural sugar so the bottoms can burn if you are not careful.