Melt in the mouth, boosting with chocolaty flavor, chocolate fudge is the tastiest dessert you will ever have. Fudge is very close to Indian barfi. It is soft, it is sweet and chocolate fudge is so so chocolaty. Further, it is loaded with some nuts, walnuts in case of this recipe. The soft chocolate simply melts in the mouth and the contrasting bite of the nuts adds so much to it.
Chocolate recipes are my favorite choice when it comes to gifts for friends and relatives. I love to make fudge as well as chocolate truffles. Chocolate truffles allow so much of customization that it is a breeze to make those beauties. Further chocolate recipes are simple and forgiving. Homemade chocolates can make the day of the person they are gifted to. The icing on the cake if it is a milkmaid recipe because then it is easy and so quick.
Chocolate fudge can be prepared in a number of ways. This is, if I can say so, the chocolate fudge recipe calling for minimum ingredients. Chocolate, condensed milk plus butter and nuts, which are totally optional! Traditionally fudge is prepared with cocoa powder and milk and sugar with butter. I have yet to try my hands on that recipe. Let’s have a look at the ingredients required for this easy and quick chocolate fudge recipe:
Chocolate: Well, without getting into the debate of true or false chocolate, I would like to state that I used the dark chocolate compound for this chocolate fudge recipe. Dark chocolate compound is a large bar of chocolate which is easily available at the confectioners or grocers as well as online.
Condensed milk: The next important ingredient for the fudge recipe is the condensed milk. I like to use homemade condensed milk.
Nuts: In this recipe, I have added chopped walnuts. However, my favorite add ons are the salted almonds. Further, the chocolate fudge has been garnished with slivered pistachios, as I love the contrasting green color of pista on the chocolate.
Serve it at room temperature as a dessert or pack and present it to someone.
1.This recipe makes 16-20 squares.
2.In a microwave safe bowl add 375 g chopped dark chocolate, 400 g condensed milk and 25 g of butter.
3.Microwave it on high flame for 1 minute.
4.Take out and mix everything well. Repeat and continue to do it till the mixture reaches the soft ball stage.
5.Soft Ball Stage: To check if the mixture has reached the soft ball stage, take a glass of cold water. Add a small portion of the mixture. Let it sit for 30 seconds. Take it out and make a ball with it. If the mixture dissolves in water or the ball can’t be formed, it means the mixture is under-cooked. Cook it further. If the ball can be formed but it is a hard ball, as in it can’t be pressed easily, then the mixture is over-cooked and I am afraid nothing can be done
6.Add in 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts.
7.Leave it on the kitchen counter for a couple of hours. Thereafter mix it well using a wooden spoon for good 10 minutes. The mixture will lose its shine. And will then be ready to be set.
8.Pour the mixture in tins lined with parchment paper.
9.Garnish with slivered pistachios and refrigerate till set, approximately 2 hours.
10.Cut into squares of desired size. Bon appétit!
11.Pack a few and give as present.
12.It is loved by one and all.
PREP TIME 10 minutes + 4 hours rest time
COOK TIME 3-5 minutes
TOTAL TIME 15 minutes + 4 hours passive time
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