57. chocolate pistachio fudge
I had this sudden craving for chocolate. I love eating chocolate and have at least a teeny weeny piece on most days if not everyday. Dark, white or milk, chocolate is chocolate. This time I decided to make some at home instead of buying ready made bars. I have watched Nigella Lawson on cookery shows and love the way she makes cooking look so effortless. Once the ingredients are at hand it is not a chore but a delight. Nigella Lawson has her own style and mannerism which is very endearing. So, I decided to try out her chocolate fudge recipe. This is not a proper fudge. In fact this chocolate fudge is melt in the mouth type and very yummy. Next time I will definitely try the recipe with other nuts and fruits.Just writing about it is making my mouth water. Okay just quickly going to the fridge. Right, I am back with my mouth full with the fudge. uummmm!
CHOCOLATE PISTACHIO FUDGE
Nigella wrote 64 pieces but I got only 24. Perhaps my pieces are way too big!
350g dark chocolate(minimum 70% cocoa solids)
1(397g) can sweet condensed milk
2 tbsps butter
- Chop the chocolate into chips.
- Toast the pistachios lightly in a pan. Chop them into big pieces.
- Put the chocolate, condensed milk and butter into a heavy bottomed pan. Melt the chocolate over low heat stirring the mixture all the time.
- Add the nuts and mix well.
- Pour the mixture into a 23cm x23 cm foil tray.
- Smoothen the top with a spatula.
- Let the fudge cool. Refrigerate it till it sets. Cut into square pieces.The size depends on you.
- Store it in the fridge in a container.
- I didn’t have a foil tray so I greased a tray with butter and poured the mixture into it. Next time I will line the tray with foil.
- Can make into round balls once the mixture is cool.
- Try other nuts and fruits instead of pistachios only.
- Great gift for chocolate lovers.
- Most dark chocolates indicate the percentage of cocoa solid.