Calling all vegans to the table: Newfoundland's original trailblazing vegan chef Marian Frances White is back with a bounty of beautiful plant-based recipes in
Island Vegan (Breakwater Books). For vegans of all kinds — from staunt to starting out — these recipes include everything from soups and salads to mains to desserts. (Plus: eat easy knowing all the recipes are environmentally sound and vegan tried-and-tested!) And speaking of dessert, we've got Marian's guilt-ridden old-fashioned chocolate fudge to share with you, below.
Guilt-Ridden Old-Fashioned Chocolate Fudge from the Bay by Marian Frances White
8 tbsp grated dark chocolate
1 cup raw coconut sugar
⅛ tsp Himalayan mineral salt
1 cup coconut milk
1 tbsp coconut oil
½ tsp pure organic vanilla
Mix the dark chocolate, coconut sugar, and salt together in a saucepan double boiler. Gradually add the coconut milk and oil. Bring to a boiling point over medium heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat, but mixture should continue to bubble. (Tip: A few drops of the mixture in cold water will form a ball to indicate that the fudge is ready.) Remove from heat and add the vanilla. Place the saucepan in cold water and let stand 4 minutes without stirring. Then remove from the cold water and beat for about 5 minutes until mixture thickens and loses its glossy appearance. Spread in a lightly oiled 8x8-inch pan and chill for 1 hour. When firm, cut into small squares.
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Thanks so much to Samantha at Breakwater Books for sharing Marian Frances White's delicious recipe with us. Marian Frances White studied journalism at Carleton University and has worked in the Canadian arts scene as a poet, editor, and filmmaker. Marian has been a vegan since the mid-1970s and is the author of The Eldamar Cookbook: A Fine Vegan Cuisine. She’s worked as a chef and studied at the Hippocrates Heath Institute in Boston. She lives in St. John’s.
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