Bake Along #116 – Simple Chocolate Fudge
Recently when I had a share of the chocolate fudge which was gifted to me, I decided that is the one. I was never fascinated by the simple no bake dishes where not much complexity is involved. But at times, they assure enough excitement!
This fudge is simple to make with easy ingredients. Condensed milk with chocolate, bit of butter, vanilla and some added nuts for the crunch. The typical and traditional fudge is made using cocoa powder, sugar with water and cook it till soft ball stage. I was skeptical to try that method right away. For the ease of making the fudge I decided to stick to this easy folding in ingredients together.
Mawa cake source: MyDiverseKitchen
- Condensed milk – 400 gms
- Milk chocolate – 200 gms
- Dark chocolate – 200 gms
- Butter – 2 tablespoons
- Vanilla – 1 teaspoon
- Walnuts – 1/2 cup, toasted
1. Line an 8 inch square baking tray with aluminum foil and butter the same.
2. Chop the chocolates roughly and add it into a microwave safe bowl. Add condensed milk, butter and vanilla into the bowl.
3. Microwave the bowl on high power for 1 minute. Mix gently to check if the chocolate is melted completely and all the ingredients are blended well together. If not, microwave again on 30 second bursts and mix well until you have everything combined together.
4. Add the walnuts and fold in gently until well combined.
5. Pour the chocolate mixture into the prepared cake pan and tap it few times and let it cool down completely in room temperature, after which refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
6. Remove from refrigerator and let it thaw for 10 minutes.
7. Remove the chocolate fudge along with the aluminum foil from the cake pan and place it aside. Use a sharp knife or metal bench scrapper to cut the fudge into squares in desired sizes.
You can wrap them in butter papers and then wrap in decorative wrapping sheets and store in room temperature. They are fudgy in room temperature. You can also store in the refrigerator for the crunchy hard bite.
You can add in your choices of extracts to give it added flavors. Zest of orange with few tablespoons of orange juice will make it a chocolate orange fudge. Half a teaspoon of mint extract will give you chocolate mint fudge. You can also add in chopped or pureed strawberries and any dried fruits for that matter. And you will have different flavors and different varieties of fudge to fill up your snack boxes.
Have a fudgey day !!