I made the fatal mistake of giving the kids a chocolate block each and so i only had about 10 ounces of chocolate in the mix… as a result the fudge didnt completely set even though i left it in the fridge overnight….. it was almost set but just not quite…. still we enjoyed it.
This is what ours looked like… to be fair it tasted gorgeous and would have looked more like the above photo if I had used a smaller tray/ sheet.
On 26 July 1942, Sweets and chocolate were rationed. ( just my luck that would be my birthday 😀 and Miss K’s 3 days later….. aaah well theres always carrot cookies)
Joyfully it isnt rationed today (so we thought we’d FRUGALLY treat the kids)and you can buy large own brand chocolate bars from any supermarket relatively inexpensively. (I used 4 own brand bars from Asda at 37p each BARGAIN)
- 15 ounces of plain chocolate (about 2 cups) [depends on taste, we love milk chocolate]
- 2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk (one-half of a 14-ounce can)
1 tablespoon water
3/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted if desired (we didnt toast ours, and it was still lovely)
1 teaspoon vanilla
- Line a cookie sheet with wax/ grease prrof paper (or margarine) and set aside
- Combine the chocolate, condensed milk and water in a microwavable bowl
- Microwave on high (max) for 1 minute stir vigorously and return to the microwave for 1 minute or until chocolate melts and the mix is smooth.
- Stir in chopped nuts and vanilla
- Pour mix onto cookie sheet and spread out
- leave to cool i fridge for about 30 minutes or until firm (ish)… the mix should have very little spring to it when prodded with index finger
BEWARE depending on the chocolate etc you use you may need to up the chocolate amount so that the fudge sets…. if there is too much condensed milk and not enough chocolate it wont set aswell… and you may be eating it with a spoon.