Monday, July 1, 2013

Chocolate, Coffee and Walnut Fudge

Fudge is one of those things I've been making since my teens. It all started when the Nestle Milkmaid tin labels started carrying recipes to give consumers ideas of what to do with the condensed milk. Create a need to create a market. Smart, indeed.

Among the recipes they had posted was one for chocolate barfi. While their picture on the label showed neat squares with a cashew nut neatly pressed onto the top, I ended up with a gorgeous sticky mass that tasted amazing. My fudge was born!

I have fooled around with different ingredients over the years and this is what I have narrowed it down to. I have no idea what the recipe on the Milkmaid label was, any more.

Chocolate, Coffee and Walnut Fudge

1 tin Milkmaid condensed milk
200 gms good dark chocolate
50gms Amul butter
1 heaped teaspoon Sunrise instant coffee powder
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Take a thick bottomed vessel, preferable a wok as it is easiest to stir in. Heat the wok and pour in the entire tin of condensed milk. Reduce the flame to the absolute minimum.

Zap the chocolate in your microwave for a minute to soften it. Add it to the condensed milk in the wok and stir well. Add the butter and sprinkle in the coffee powder.

Stir the mixture continuously and mix in the butter properly. The butter will give the fudge a beautiful shine and it also prevents the fudge from sticking to the wok too much. Keep stirring till you have a smoothly blended mix.

Add the walnuts and mix properly. Cook this on low heat till it eventually thickens and becomes fudge-y and sticky. Let it cool a little and then decant to a bowl or lidded box.

Do NOT stick your finger into the fudge while it is hot, you can burn yourself quite badly. It takes time to cool and you must be patient! Once cooled just dig in! 


Rutvika said...

Sounds delicious. Will definitely try.

Srividya Yiruvanti said...

This sounds yummity yummy. The recipe is simple too! Am deffo gonna try!