Monday, 24 October 2011

SWEET AND SALTY CHOCOLATE FUDGE


I remember back during my childhood days , a week before Diwali all my neighborhood aunts used to get together and make the traditional Diwali sweets like Karanjees, Rawa ladoos etc this ritual was a great way of making sweets and enjoying making it at the same time, but now with the  passing time ,most of women are working and finding time to make all this sweets is nearly impossible plus making them can really be a cumbersome job.  The current trend is to buy readymade sweets and distribute it. This alternative is much more convenient but I think to feel the festive spirit at least one sweet can be made at home. And I promise you my recipe  of Sweet and salty chocolate fudge will not take more than ten minutes of your time and when  packed in pretty packages makes a great gift plus this is also a great way to use up all the dry fruits boxes we receive during Diwali. This fudge is so easy to make even children can make it.
Ingredients
350 gms of Dark Chocolate (If you don’t get the chocolate slab even Bourneville bars will do)
I Tin of Condensed milk (I have used Milk Maid)
200 gms of mixed roasted and salted nuts (I have used Pista, Cashews, and Almonds but you can use whatever is available even salted Peanuts are very good alternative) 
Method

Roughly chop the nuts and chocolate.
Melt Chocolate on a double boiler











When the chocolate is melted add the condensed milk to the chocolate




Next add the chopped nuts and mix well











Now take a cake tin or ring and line it with cling film.










Now pour the chocolate mixture in that tin.











Level the tin with the backof spoon or a spatula.











Refrigerate it for 5 mins.











Remove and de mould the fudge now with hot knife cut in to squares










You can get around 12big pieces with this recipe.  I have used a plain cello pane paper to cover and tied a ribbon around it to give it a festive look. 











Hope you all have a Happy ,Prosperous and Safe Diwali .