After reading some to our Blessings about True Love,
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.
Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.
In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.
In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.
By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.
And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world.
1 John 4:7-14
I embarked on a fudge-making adventure.
First, I made this, my favorite pre-dairy-free-days fudge – Coffee Shop Fudge (sans the nuts, because my valentine does not like nuts in his fudge!)
Then I tried out a new recipe, because I wanted to make something that Katie (who is allergic to chocolate) could enjoy. After a swagbucks search, I settled on the recipe given by the first commenter on this post.
Here is the recipe, adapted for American measurements:
South African Fudge
9 T butter
3/4 milk (I actually used coconut milk because it was what I had on hand)
5t golden syrup (light corn syrup… don’t shoot me)
1 can sweetened condensed milk.
1 t almond extract (the recipe called for vanilla, but I was out of that)
1. mix butter milk sugar and syrup in a large pot and boil for 3min.
2. add condensed milk while stirring – keep stirring for 15min or until mixture turns light brown and becomes thickish
3. remove from stove
4. add vanilla and beat well for 5min
5. pour into greased baking pans and leave to cool.
6. cut into squares before completely set.
7. enjoy indulgently.
The South African Fudge:
And the Coffee Shop Fudge:
Happy Valentines Day!
May your heart be filled and held by the love of the True Lover!