Eats, Gifts, Monday Bunday, Recipes
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Make an edible gift


When my sister and I were kids, we used to go to the Takapuna Flea Markets and 50 cents would buy us a small paper bag of russian fudge to share. It was buttery, sweet and melt-in-your-mouth delicious. I never knew russian fudge actually contained butter until I decided to make it this Christmas as an edible gift.

Plan A

I used the classic Edmonds Cook Book recipe, but tried and true it may be, after over 24 hours, including some freezer time, it just wouldn’t set for me.

Big fail!

What to do with squishy russian fudge? Well, of course, there was always ice cream or sauce. But what about using it as a spread? A few ticks later, I devised a Plan B.

Plan B

I cut out puff pastry shapes using cookie cutters, sprinkled with raw sugar, baked at 170°C for  10 minutes until just done, cooled for a bit, cut in half and filled with the still soft russian fudge.

Serve with coffee for Christmas afternoon treat or with Christmas breakfast.

This got approval from The Koala which means that the russian fudge won’t be going to waste.

Phew! That was a close one.

This post is in lieu of the weekly Monday Bunday post. But hey, it’s filled with bunny shapes so I think it passes.

Here are some WIP photos for good measure.

Other posts you may find interesting:

Rhubarb hand pies

Lemon sugar elephant ears

Strawberry heart puffs

Individual steak and Guinness pies

Farmhouse pasties

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I am Genie, a graphic designer/photographer obsessed with food and bunnies. I live in Whanganui, New Zealand with my husband, The Koala and our two rabbits, Kobe and Bento. I write about my hedonistic ways and I love the mantra "Eat well, travel often". I prefer not to write about myself in third person.


  1. I can never find a mini lop shaped cookie cutter, they look beautiful! I did a lot of baked gifts this year, mainly biscuits and gingerbread houses but I smashed out a few slabs of nougat too. Just in my spare time. You know.

  2. Bunny Eats Design says

    I know someone that makes cutting forms for cutting paper and card. They can build a knife for almost any shape from a file. But it would cost about $90 which is quite expensive for personal use.

  3. Aimee says

    Thank you for the edible gifts bean. My family and I loved them. Only you could turn a fail into success xxox

    • Bunny Eats Design says

      You are most welcome Aimee! Glad you enjoyed them. I’ve had a few edible fails lately. I think I embracing my failures better more and more these days. I guess I need to make the most of the fact I can’t follow a recipe.

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