Sunday, February 19, 2012

Dulce de Leche Polenta Fudge and Overeating Makes You Forget

Dulce de Leche Polenta Fudge
Food Diary (February 19, 2012)
Breakfast: Rolled oats with kiwifruit, sunflower seeds and flax seeds
Lunch: Curried tuna with rice
Dinner: Pasta salad with pickled vegetables and beans

The dulce de leche polenta fudge is a low fat or light fudge. 

There are many different types of fudge but usually the ingredients include butter, milk and sugar. This dulce de leche polenta fudge has no butter. Perhaps it should not even be called fudge. Maybe dulce de leche polenta sweet or square is a more accurate name. But that’s another issue. Because the dulce de leche polenta fudge contains no butter it does not have that fudgy texture. It is slightly lighter (less dense) and very slightly chewy. Its the polenta that helps to solidify the fudge.

In terms of flavor it is great. The polenta carries through the dulce de leche flavor quite well. The recipe is available here.


Today's Favourite Photo
Source: masak-masak
Black forest cake


Today’s Favourite Blog 
An interesting research. A study by scientists at the Mayo Clinic, in Arizona, US, suggests that eating too much may double the risk for memory loss in people age 70 and older.

The study involved 1,233 people aged between 70 and 89 and free of dementia. Of those, 163 had Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI).

Participants reported the amount of calories they ate or drank in a food questionnaire and were divided into three equal groups based on their daily caloric consumption. One-third consumed 600 to 1,526 calories per day, one-third 1,526 to 2,143 calories and one-third 2,143 to 6,000 calories per day.

The study’s author, Dr Yonas E. Geda, notes that “2,143 calories per day may double the risk of memory loss. The higher the amount of calories consumed each day, the higher the risk of mild cognitive impairment”.

On a positive note all the persons were aged 70-89, so even though a large part of them over ate, they still crossed the 70 line.

24 comments:

  1. Wow. That's some tasty sounding fudge!

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  2. hmm.. interesting article. maybe the study was accurate? I know that some people, who are under 70/80 will overeat to forget their troubles, so maybe this study is quite accurate... who knows?

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    1. I think we all tend to overeat to forget out troubles:) And we try to forget that we overate!

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  3. That black forest cake looks decadent!

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  4. Mmmm ... fudge .... that's an unusual fudge but still mmm sounding.
    Overeating gives you memory loss?! Now they tell me! Wait ... what were we talking about again?

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    1. Thank you, I take "mmm sounding" is a compliment:) mmm
      We were talking about the fudge:)
      In case you forgot the study was done on persons aged 70 and 89 so findings only apply to persons in that age group!!!:)

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    2. How do you know I'm not in that age group?

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  5. I find most fudge to be WAY too sweet and heavy so I'm thinking I'd ADORE this!

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    1. Most fudge I come across are definitely very sweet and heavy, and addictive

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  6. The high fat (butter) content is the reason why I never make fudge... Although I love it! This one sounds excellent and if there is no butter, I think I might try it. Beautiful presentation!
    The research is very interesting, but have I seen 600 kcal in the lower limit of the first group? How can anyone survive with 600 kcal?

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    1. Thank you. I was really unsure about posting this recipe, its not quite a fudge but delicious anyway
      600 calories - I guess they must be in semi-hibernation!

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  7. I am always wondering, what else I can make out of polenta. Thats such a cool idea! thanks for sharing =)

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  8. Rats, I have to blame my forgetfulness on something else! And your polenta fudge sounds worth trying...I think I'll have to change the name from fudge to something else or the chocoholics might revolt :)

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    1. I forgot about that, fudge in the US is generally chocolate based.

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  9. That fudge sounds incredible!!

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  10. Love the triangle shape fudge - it's so cute and adorable! The black forest cake looks amazingly delicious too!

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