Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Christmas Chocolate Fudge

Ohhhh - you have to try this recipe for Chocolate Pistachio Fudge , another Nigella Lawson goodie and once again as with the Christmas Spiced Peaches from yesterday, super simple and easy.

I made this with my daughter Bell for teacher gifts.  As it is quite rich you need to cut it into small pieces so you will end up with about 60 pieces.  I ate loads of it last night (one for the gift bag/jar one for me) and it is delicious.

I used mixed nuts rather than straight pistachios but thought cranberrys and pistachios would be a fun Christmas (great colours) touch for the next batch.  It also freezes well.

What you need:
  • 350 grams dark chocolate - chopped (minimum 70% cocoa solids)
  • 397 grams condensed milk
  • 30 grams butter
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 150 grams Pistachio nuts - we used mixed nuts

  • Method:

    Put the chopped chocolate, condensed milk, butter and salt in a heavy-based pan on a low heat, and stir to melt.

    Put the nuts into a freezer bag and bash them with a rolling pin, until broken up into both big and little pieces.

    Add the nuts to the melted chocolate and condensed milk and stir well to mix.

    Pour and spatch this mixture into a lined tray 23cm square, smoothing the top.

    Let the fudge cool, and refrigerate until set. You can then cut it into small pieces approx. 3 x 2.25cm. Cutting 8 x 10 lines in the tin to give 64 pieces best achieves this.

    Once cut, it can be kept in the freezer - no need to thaw just eat straight away


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    1. yum!! will definately give thata go...I always mke fudge for my dad at Christmas...its the only present I know he'll like! :)

    2. Oooo lucky teachers! That looks absolutely scrumptious, I LOVE fudge. Gotta get my Christmas bake on very soon, I have so many ideas of what I'd like to make. Thanks for sharing xo

    3. oh yum!! I just got given a little package of homemade pepermint bark - very similar..without the condensed milk! Oh all this sweet goodess, i am in serious trouble this year! thanks for sharing this recipe x

    4. Oh man, I seriously love Whittakers chocolate...we used to live up the road from the factory and it was torture smelling all that delicious chocolate cooking away :)
      Another treat to add to our list.

    5. Hi, just catching up with your posts, lots of yummy goodies here! Love the look of the chocolate fudge! :)

    6. Yummy... If you need any taste testers I will happily volunteer, ha ha. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
      Magie x

    7. Yum! I use a similar recipe and recently made peppermint fudge (just add some peppermint essence). I didn't know you could freeze it (but then, I've never had a problem with leftover fudge).

    8. Yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuummmmm! I'd eat it all before it got to the jar :) Thanks for the idea. I'm making Chrissy presents for teachers today! BTW I've tagged you in my post today... Make sure you have a peek!

      Sophie xo

    9. I've been meaning to try this recipe for ages! Thanks so much for reminding me....looks divine! Wishing you the loveliest of days :) x

    10. Oh my gosh I love fudge so much, might have to give it a go!

    11. Oh, yum! I think I will definitely have to give this one a go, thank you! x


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