On Sunday, my husband and I went to see the new Star Trek movie (no spoilers, promise!).
I need to preface this by saying that I’ve never seen anything Star Trek related, except for the new movie prior to this one. I’m pretty sure this puts my nerd/geek classification in jeopardy. I’ve also never seen any of the Star Wars movies (but I have seen one of the old Ewok movies and Spaceballs – totally the same thing, right?). Or Raiders of the Lost Ark. The fact that I have not seen these movies and shows is a constant source of disappointment for my husband.
So, I indulge him. Because I love him. And, because we went to the fancy movie theater that serves food and I got cute little mini burgers on Hawaiian bread. YUM.
Ok, I lied. It wasn’t either of those reasons.
The real reason?
John Harrison, aka the villain, aka Mr. Tietjens from Parade’s End, aka Benedict Cumberbatch
Now, I’m not a Cumberb****, the delightfully offensive name for ladies who love this deep-voiced Brit. In fact, the shape of his lips is quite distressing to me. I don’t know why.
But, having only seen him in his uptight role as Mr. Tietjens, I suspected that I was going to be highly amused throughout the whole movie…and I totally was. There is something eerie about watching an actor play a completely different character than the one that you love. Like Daniel Radcliffe in The Woman in Black. I was waiting for him to whip out a wand and pull a “Expecto Patronum.” He’ll always be Harry Potter. Always.
Then, I came home and made fudge. The end.
This fudge has a wonderfully intense cinnamon roll flavor with not only cinnamon chips in the mix, but a special ingredient I’ve used here before…a Duncan Hines Cinnamon Roll flavor packet! It adds that little something special.
- 3 tablespoons salted butter
- 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
- 1½ cups white chocolate chips
- 1½ cups cinnamon chips
- 1 Duncan Hines Cinnamon Roll flavor packet
- ½ teaspoon butter vanilla emulsion (can substitute vanilla extract)
- 1 cup of walnuts, chopped into small pieces
- Line an 8×8 pan with aluminum foil. Grease well.
- In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. Add the sweetened condensed milk and whisk together. Add the white chocolate and cinnamon chips and stir gently until mixture is smooth.
- Remove from heat. Immediately add the cinnamon roll flavor packet and butter/vanilla emulsion. Pour into pan.
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Press walnuts into the top of the fudge. Continue to refrigerate until firm.