Renowned as one of the worlds finest producers of tableware, Royal Doulton has a rich history which dates back to 1815 in Lambeth, South London where John Doulton and his partner John Watts established their pottery.
Today, Royal Doulton is owned by the Waterford/Wedgwood group. As of 2005, the majority of Royal Doulton wares are made in the Far East, and Indonesia.
One of the blogs I follow, http://www.jeannebenedict.com/blog.html offered this pink fudge recipe recently...perfect for a homemade Valentines Day candy! She's got tons of creative and fun recipes...even for today...Groundhogs Day cookie cupcakes!
Pink Pecan Fudge (Wouldn't this be lovely served on a red transferware plate?)
1 1/2 cups pink Candy Melts chips
1/2 Cup butter
2 cups sugar
3/4 Cup evaporated milk
Pinch of salt
1 Cup coarsely chopped pecans, shelled
Add pink Candy Melt chips and butter into a large mixing bowl. Butter an 8-inch square pan.
Place sugar, evaporated milk, and salt in a medium heavy bottom saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and immediately pour over chips and butter in mixing bowl. Beat mixture on a low speed for 5 minutes and then increase speed to high for another 5 minutes. Stir in pecans and pour candy into buttered pan. Chill until set and then cut into small squares.
Makes about 2 lbs.
Love Poem for today:
Because you love me, I have found
New joys that were not mine before;
New stars have lightened up my sky
With glories growing more and more.
Because you love me I can rise
To the heights of fame and realms
Because you love me I may learn
The highest use of every hour.
Because you love me I can choose
To look through your dear eyes and see
Beyond the beautify of the Now
Far onward to Eternity.
Because you love me I can wait
With perfect patience well possessed;
Because you love me all my life
Is circled with unquestioned rest;
Yes, even Life and even Death
Is all unquestioned and all blest.
~Pall Mall Magazine~ Leaves of Gold 1938