I always used to drool over the chocolate fudge in all my friends’ blog. I was a bit conscious on the calories and the extra pounds I would gain J. But that could not stop me from preparing this. My sweet chocolaty tooth and my calorie consciousness came to a compromise. So I halved the below quantity. Also I kind of did a mix and match from a couple of recipes as I did not have all the ingredients from one recipe. But after all its all chocolate and this was yummy too…
Ingredients(Yields 16 decent size pieces):
Semisweet chocolate chips -- 1 cup
White chocolate chips -- 1 cup
Bittersweet chocolate -- 4 oz (a baking bar)
Condensed milk -- 14 oz (1 tin)
Any nuts of your choice -- 1 cup - I used a mix of walnuts, brazil nuts,almonds and cashews.
Unsalted butter -- 2 tbsp
Vanilla Extract -- 1 tsp
Preparation of chocolate fudge:
First line the bottom and sides of a pan with parchment/al foil. If you are preparing with the above quantity use an 8 x 8 x 2 inch pan. I used a 4 x 8 x 2 pan (My lunch box).
Melt all the chocolates in a pan on a low flame, stirring constantly. Make sure you do not burn the chocolate. You can also opt to use a double boiler to be on a safer side. I was lazy to do so and did it directly on the stove.
Once the chocolate melts and is smooth, switch off the flame, and add the condensed milk, butter and vanilla essence. Let the pan still be on the hot stove. Mix well until smooth.
Stir in the chopped nuts.
Spread the fudge into the prepared pan, smoothing the top with a spatula.
Let it cool and then refrigerate. Cut into pieces and enjoy...... yummmm......