Do you guys remember my recent interview with Marisa, aka Miss Marzipan? At the end of our wonderful chat, she promised to share with us her infamous dairy free Turmeric Fudge! And I am very excited to try it since turmeric is a very powerful anti-inflammatory ingredient (read more about turmeric supplements here).
When I asked Marisa to pick one of her best recipes, she said:
“I am honestly super happy with the recent recipes I have created inspired by Game of Thrones-related themes, as strange as that may sound. Recently, when developing recipes, I have really just let my imagination roam free and not only have I had a lot of fun, but I have created some of my favorite recipes yet… and over a very short time span.
One of my favorites would have to be my turmeric fudge. It is easy, delicious, based on no-nonsense whole food principles, and it’s kid friendly… basically all the boxes I like to tick. The inspiration behind it comes from the first GoT-related theme challenge I set.
The theme was “Lannister” and my creative process basically went something like this: “What have I seen the Lannisters eat? There was that pie…Wouldn’t it be cool to create a Lannister sigil pie? Could I replicate a lion sigil in a pie crust? Could be tricky. Could I create one out of chocolate? Even harder. What about something that could be rolled out flat… and cut from a stencil…? Fudge? Yes, that could work. How to make it gold though… hmmm. Gold. Golden. Golden milk. Turmeric! Turmeric fudge!” What a fascinating glimpse into the machinations of my ultra random creative mind, eh?”
I think this way of conceiving a new recipe is the most fun part of the entire cooking process. I love seeing how different sources of inspiration merge together in something delicious that didn’t exist before!
And this dairy free Turmeric Fudge from Miss Marzipan seems absolutely worth trying!
- Line a small baking pan with baking paper.
- If you want to keep your fudge technically “raw”, make sure all your ingredients are at room temperature and stir them in a mixing bowl to combine (you could also use a food processor). Otherwise you can gently warm the wet ingredients in a medium pan over low heat to bring them together before adding the quinoa oats and turmeric, stirring well to combine.
- Pop the fudge mixture into the lined baking tray. Use a spatula or the back of a large spoon to flatten the mixture. Try to create a smooth surface & even thickness.
- It shouldn’t take long for the fudge to firm when chilled. To do it quickly, place it in the freezer for 5-10 minutes. Remove fudge from tray, cut as you like into squares, bars or candy-sized pieces
So how did you like Miss Marzipan’sdairy free Turmeric Fudge?! I can’t wait to try it and enjoy playing with it, creating beautiful decorations just like the one Marisa carved out in homage of her favorite TV show “Games of Thrones”!
Let me have your feedback and I will catch you new time!