September 17, 2010

No-Bake Chocolate Fudge-Nigella Lawson's No-Cook Fudge Recipe

A no-bake chocolate fudge using marshmallows and dark chocolate - I went through this Nigella phase a couple of months back. I was watching her videos on YouTube back to back and ogling at the ease of the recipes and, of course, her charm.

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The chocolate pistachio fudge especially struck me because its a no-bake fudge recipe. Any fudge that doesn't required you to cook it or bake it has to be a winner, right? This one sure is!

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It only needs 4 ingredients. How much easier can it get?
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Oh and also, I hadn't used pistachios in my baking before this. Look at the gorgeous colour! I got a bag from Nuts and Spices in Chennai because pista is crazy expensive in Singapore and they are from India anyway.
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Nigella's No-Bake Chocolate Pistachio Fudge Recipe
Makes 25 squares, approx
Source: Nigella Express

Ingredients:
70% cocoa chocolate buttons or chopped dark chocolate - 1 cup / 175gm
(I don't recommend chocolate chips for this recipe)
Sweetened condensed milk - 1/2 can / 200gm
Shelled, unsalted pistachios - 1/3 cup
Butter - 2 tbsp
A pinch of salt if using unsalted butter

How to make Chocolate Fudge (No cook, No bake Fudge)


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Transfer all the ingredients except the pistachios to a heavy bottomed pan and keep on medium fire until melted and blended well. Throw in the pistas and gently mix well until it all comes together. Don't cook for more than 5 minutes.

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Spread this in a 9" pan lined with aluminium foil. You can use a smaller pan if you want thicker pieces. Cool to room temperature and set in the fridge until the fudge is firm. Cut into desired pieces and freeze.

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Make sure to store this in the fridge or freezer because it starts to get sticky and gooey when at room temperature for too long. A great gift or an easy dessert idea when entertaining.

Here's a video of the recipe if you want to watch Nigella herself making no-bake chocolate fudge!