I’ve decided to participate in NaBloPoMo this month, in order to get myself back into the habit of blogging, in the hopes that it will inspire me to continue the trend. And I have a backlog of recipes, so I shouldn’t find it too difficult — as long as I can find time to write without my toddler sidekick “helping.” That has been my biggest challenge, since she was born, although it’s been one challenge after another since we moved to Portland. First it was my pregnancy, then having an infant, now a toddler. It’s time to stop making excuses and make this blog a priority again!
So here it is, November, and I haven’t even posted my recipes from the Moxie Festival. That was in July, if you’re keeping track. I try not to, because I get really discouraged when I think about what a slacker I’ve been when it comes to posting recipes. Anyway, this recipe didn’t win anything, but it was delicious, and I plan to make some more for the holidays. It’s also incredibly simple — just three ingredients! Finding the time and patience to boil down the Moxie into syrup is the most difficult part.
(A quick primer: Moxie is a Maine-based soda, widely available in New England, and can be ordered online from drinkmoxie.com or on Amazon, for those of you outside of the USA or in states where it can’t be found. You could probably make this with any kind of soda, with pretty tasty results.)
● one 2 liter bottle of Moxie
● two sticks of butter
● one 2 lb bag of confectioner’s sugar
In a saucepan on the stove, reduce Moxie over medium heat until less than 1 cup of liquid remains. To that, add the butter. When the butter has melted, reduce heat to low, and begin to whisk in confectioner’s sugar, one cup at a time, until smooth. Pour into a greased baking pan and allow to chill in the refrigerator overnight before cutting.