Ria's Collection: INSTANT CHOCOLATE & CASHEWNUT FUDGE

Monday, December 20, 2010

INSTANT CHOCOLATE & CASHEWNUT FUDGE


These are the days when I wish I can whip up something in less than 5 minutes,something which is good, in taste and looks and these blocks of chocolate goodness is my answer! If you ask me what's keeping me busy,we have been having parties at home back to back, baking and cooking on all the 4 burners at the same time,baking goodies to giveaway as gifts, some were packed and sent to my relatives on the otherside of this wide nation, some as 'under the tree' gifts for friends and some just for the 2 of us to munch on while we vaccum clean the house and load the dishwasher! :)

I still have another big batch of  fruit cakes and  cookies to be baked and in between all this I think of how to shoot some pics and post them on my blog. My blog has not been fed well the last week, but the author has been,very well! :) I made a batch  of delicious Orange Marmalade 2 weeks ago and it's been sitting inside my fridge all these days! I'm thinking of baking some tarts with it but I have made so many plans and I am planning to execute it all, but when? That's the big question,a million dollar question? Looks like my blog will have Christmas goodies till the end of January! :-)

I have made this fudge before,a pistachio version, when I was in India. At that time, we couldn't get foil trays of the mentioned size or shape in the recipe and I longed to be in US or UK then. And now that I am, nothing 's gonna stop me! The best part of this recipe is, you can make them in less than 5 minutes which definately doesn't include the time you spend in hunting for your can opener (like me!) to open the condensed milk ! Oh, you need to give them some time to chill, okay? Otherwise you wouldn't be able to chop them up into those pretty squares you just saw :-)










INSTANT CHOCOLATE & CASHEWNUT FUDGE
Recipe: Nigella Lawson


Ingredients:
350g Semi sweet chocolate/Dark chocolate chips
1 tin /396g condensed milk
2 tbsp butter
150g cashewnuts, chopped

Method:
Into a saucepan, on medium heat, add the chocolate chips , condensed milk & butter and let it melt together.
As soon as it is mixed together, switch of the flame and add the nuts and mix well.
Pour into a square* foil tray/tin lined with foil. Cover it and leave it in the fridge till well set (about 1 1/2 hr).
Mark the set fudge into squares using the tip of a sharp knife, turn it out onto a chopping board ,peel the foil away and cut into pieces.
Store it in the refrigerator.You can freeze them in a ziplock bag and eat them straight out of the freezer too!

*I used a rectangular foil tray and my fudge was a bit thin. I like it this way. If you are making it in the square tin, cut them into small pieces because these are quite rich.




Verdict: I was afraid  I would have to make another batch to give away because we both couldn't stop digging into it! It's a very easy and delicious recipe, try it and you will know! :)

I am sending these to Chocolate Extravaganza -Monthly Mingle hosted by myself and also to the new blogging challenge 'Forever Nigella' started by Sarah of Maison Cupcake.

25 Comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Gorgeous fudge! A perfect gift.

Cheers,

Rosa

Jisha said...

looks so delicious and a lovely pic too..

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, they look super cute and sooooooooooooooooooo yummylicious :)

Smitha said...

we will be ever ready to get all ur delicious goodies even if its till the end of january! :))
the fudge looks absolutely yummy!...perfect Christmas eats!

Pavithra said...

Mmmmmmm looks so so yummy .. I am seriously craving for this now. I can understand how busy ur... Wish I am in MN now to get the special treats from u .. am I righ Ria ???

divya said...

Wow yummy and delicious ..lovely presentation.

Veena Jhanak said...

Great looking fudge Ria. Such a delicious treat with so little ingredients....marvelous.

Vasavi Suresh said...

Wow those look wonderful...

Susan and Abraham said...

Eye popping fudge! A perfect gift.

Divya Kudua said...

I looooove these!!!Looks so perfect and drool worthy,got to try it now!!

I made your Chocolate covered biscuits for the blogger meet we had here and I am still getting mails regarding the recipe!!I was in a hurry and couldn't take pics so it hasn't featured in the blog yet.Have to make it again exclusively for the blog and for us!!Thanks to you!!

Swapna said...

Gorgeous!!!

Purnima said...

Wow..Ria..they sure look sooo very addictive! I m going to make them soon!

gigi said...

Simple,lovely and Chocolatey...my kinda dessert...will def. try...

wonderful presentation too....

Gayathri's Cook Spot said...

Fudge looks great..

Fathima said...

that is definitely a perfect gift! So easy to make as well... you have presented it really well!

cmorgenstern said...

And here I thought I was finished with my Christmas baking. Now you come along with this. I am excited cause I have never made fudge. It is just something we don't make here in Germany. I will now. Wish me luck. Love your photos too. Thanks for sharing both, photos and recipe.
Pre-Christmas Greetings from Germany
Christa

Sarah, Maison Cupcake said...

That fudge looks absolutely fantastic! Thanks for sending it to Forever Nigella too! I must make sure I remember to send you my Monthly Mingle entry, I've already blogged it last week but terrible at sending the emails!!

Tamanna said...

oh fudge! these look devilishly yummy =D

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

I've never made fudge, but oh Ria, that looks sooo good!! I'm totally drooling :) My oven isn't working, so this is the perfect thing to make <3

sanjeeta kk said...

The fudge look awesome with perfect squares and the peeing nuts. Like the small prop with "Our first Christmas"
Merry Christmas to you and your family, Ria. Have fun.

Lite Bite

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

Happy xmas to you both..fst xmas after wedding right.... enjoy.. :0
i loved this recipe and im sure that im going to make it soon.. :)

Naseela said...

I love Nigella for giving us such a wonderful recipe. I hav tried the pistachio version, and they are fantastic. Will surely try it out with cashews.

Beans said...

HI Ria, I discovered your blog about 4 months ago and i must say since then its my FAv blog to visit while surfing.. YOur blog is outstanding and being a malllu i love your recipes.. Thanks for all the effort in the lovely pics and into fine details.. I am a true fan.. God bless have a great year ahead.

Brownieville Girl said...

I love this fudge - and your photos are fantastic!

Pari Vasisht said...

I thought as much when I read the title, Nigella's ever popular chocolate fudge. Love them to the core and so easy to make. Nice clicks.

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