Oh, Captain Oddball. Yesterday was Father’s Day and would like to share with you the sheer force of awesomeness that is Captain Oddball, or more commonly known as my Dad.
I know that most people would say they have a special Dad, but I really do. And actually have the best Dad. He’s taught me some strong life lessons, such as ‘I want never get’ especially when you throw a tantrum to get a KitKat…yes this happen climbing a hill when I was little. And no I didn’t get the KitKat after been stubborn- my Dad is more stubborn if that’s possible.
He is also a strong fashion icon to me and my brother, especially pulling off unique headwear that others wouldn’t go near…
That to be an awesome musician you need strong facial hair…oh and a little thing called practice, which is why I’m still struggling with to learn how to play the guitar. Although that moustache must have helped as Dad plays beautifully on the guitar and I love hearing him play in the garden on warm Summer evenings.
He may have also taught me what is the proper way to eat an Easter Egg. As well as Maltesers and Toblerone in a cinema which is fast and in a scarily fast quantity before the film has even started.
Never take yourself too seriously, if you find a piece of wood that happens to look like a goose then immediately you put it to your face and pretend you’re flying.
Also, if you want to keep your kids on their toes, dress in your beekeeper kit for them to answer the door too. They won’t think you are government scientists coming to collect E.T… that didn’t happen recently..ahem
How to arrange a father-daughter holiday where you may actually end up destroying a lot of the features of the holiday home, including a tooth on a wasabi pea. But most importantly to teach me the finer points of flying a kite with endless patience when I would get overly excited and knot up the strings.
But most importantly he has given me strong foundations to be the person I am today and with the unlimited supply of love and support when I need help and guidance whilst knowing exactly how to make me smile when upset. My mum calls us bookends as I and Dad are so alike and think that is one of the best compliments I could get.
To treat Captain Oddball this Father’s Day I’ve made a firm favourite of Maltesers Fudge. Maltesers being one of his favourite treats to have. I added some Malt drink powder to the fudge to pump up the Maltesers flavour. Why not give it go and treat your Dad?
- – 397 g condensed milk
- – 150 ml whole milk
- – 450 g white caster sugar
- – 115 g unsalted butter
- – 30 g malt drink powder
- – 200 g dark chocolate, chopped
- – 200g Maltesers, crushed
- Line a 7″ square tin with parchment paper – buttering the tin, just won’t do.
- In a large saucepan, add all the ingredients apart from the dark chocolate and Maltesers. Stir over a gentle heat until the sugar has dissolved and then bring to a boil whilst string.
- Turn down the heat and simmer for 10 – 15 mins until thickened. Add the dark chocolate and stir until melted,
- Pour into the prepared tin and scatter over the crushed Maltesers and leave to set firm.
- Cut up into chunks and enjoy!