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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Fudge - The Nigella way


Both boys finish school today - and in the what will become time honoured tradition, we made fudge (again) for the 9 teachers and teaching assistants that they have between them :)

Both boys were actually amazingly good at helping in the kitchen and only ate a few cherries in the production process although there was much spoon licking afterwards....

The recipe...

12oz dark chocolate - prolly best to use one with lots of cocoa solids but turns out just as well with 'normal' chocolate.
1 x 14oz can condensed milk
1oz butter
pinch salt
5¼oz unsalted pistachios, shells removed - we added this to one batch and substitiuted cherries for the other...

Method
1. Place the chopped chocolate, condensed milk, butter and salt into a heavy-based pan over a low heat and stir until melted and well combined.
2. Place the nuts into a freezer bag and bash them with a rolling pin, until broken up into some large and some small pieces.
3. Add the nuts to the melted chocolate mixture and stir well.
4. Pour the mixture into a 23cm/9in square tray, smoothing the top with a wet palette knife.
5. Let the fudge cool, then refrigerate until set.
6. Cut into small pieces approximately 3cm x 2cm/1¼in x ¾in. Cutting 7 x 7 lines in the tin to give 64 pieces best achieves this.
7. Once cut, the fudge can be kept in the freezer - there's no need to thaw, just eat straight away.


All was carefully wrapped and labelled...





Thank you tags made...



And all was placed in paper bags...




Credits....
Background from Petit Moineaux
Staples and tag from Miss Mint @ Peppermint Creative
Hugh images from Tigerfrogg
Fudge recipe by Nigella (The Goddess of all things Domesticated)

7 comments:

Anna said...

This is such a great idea. I really love your style Jo.

Kathy said...

Your fudge sounds delish and those cards/labels/tags etc are fantastic - you need to come over here and give me lessons on how to do such amazing graphicky stuff

Dawny P said...

Fabulous!!! I might have to have go at this recipe Jo - for my grandaughter obviously lol xxxx Yummy xxxx Love your wedding card as well. You stuff is so unique and different and I just love it xxx

LuLu said...

WOW what a fabby idea. have taken done the fudge details and I will have to give this a try with my boys over the sumer holidays.

Jozza said...

Thanks for the recipe - I'm gonna have to have a go at that - yum yum!

Bet the teachers were thrilled :o)

Tip Top said...

Yum Yum!! Did it all make its way to the teachers......?!!

I might just have a go at this and that is from a very undomesticated person who cannot fathom an oven......

bonnie said...

wow love those labels and tags is what is the font it's so cute :) jotted that recipe to try thank you so much Bonnie :)