Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Chocolate Fudge

I was first introduced to this heavenly sauce when I visited my friend's ice-cream factory. We saw a big Cauldron with a churner rolling around with a rich creamy liquid boiling.

We were nonplussed at the beauty. We asked what was cooking and they said they were making Chocolate Fudge. The aroma that was coming out was intoxicating. We were offered to taste. There was no turning back after that day. It had become an integral part of cooking for me.

Fudge is an extremely rich and cocoa flavored sauce. This is made by mixing sugar, butter, and milk and heating it on high temperature. It acquires a smooth, creamy consistency by beating the mixture.

Fudge is usually understood to be chocolate. This can be used as topping on ice-creams, milkshakes, as icing on cakes.

Quick 5 mins fudge can be made by melting chocolate bars and heating it with butter on high flame.

If you are looking at a recipe that can be done in 15 mins, then use Sweetened Condensed Milk.

But my version was always boiling down milk to thick consistency. This takes around 40 - 45 mins of cooking.

Preparation time: 5 mins
Cooking time : 45 mins

Ingredients needed:

Cocoa powder - 2 - 3 tbsp
Butter - 100 gms
Milk - 1 liter
Sugar - 200 gms

Method to prepare:

Boil Milk on high flame. Take cocoa in a cup and add hot milk and make it to a smooth paste.

Once milk is boiled, add cocoa paste slowly making sure it does not become lump. Cook for 10 mins.

Then add sugar, butter. Keep it on high flame stirring it constantly to ensure whay does not form.

When the milk boils for nearly 30 mins, it becomes a thick liquid and it starts coming out from the edge.

This is when you will have to remove if you are planning for fudge.

The liquid can be removed in 20 mins if you are planning to make a sauce for icecream

The thick chocolate fudge can be stored for preparing milk shakes, icing etc.

This is what I added to my Black Forest cake as topping.


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Coffee said...

I can lick the whole bowl!!! :)

Nice recipe..... loved your black forest cake as well. :)

ushaprashanth said...

what is the shelf life for this fudge? it looks yummy!

Srivalli said...

You are welcome to it Rooma..:)...

Srivalli said...

This stays good for around 15 - 20 days if it is stored properly. I normally have it in room temp for a week. If you want to store this for longer time, then freeze it and use when required.

archana said...

Fudge is looking too tempting,recipe is easy too.If we take condensed milk is the process faster ?

Srivalli said...

Archana, as the milk is already reduced, the whole process is much faster. It only takes around 10 mins or so for the fudge to be ready.

Suganya said...

I think if u go a step further u vl end up with toffee ;)...Slurp!

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