The fudge has a dense chewable texture when you bite, and it is like it breaks and melts in your mouth. There are people who prefer this to super-soft versions often made with milk, cream or condensed milk.
This recipe does not require any special equipment or ingredients, only sugar, cocoa powder, milk, salt, butter, and vanilla. In this article, we suggest you learn to make chocolate fudge in a recipe that stands out for its practicality and exquisiteness.
How to make chocolate fudge?
Measure the sugar, cocoa, and salt in the pot you are using to cook the fudge. Add the milk and beat until mixed. Do not worry about lumps. They will disappear when the mixture is heated.
Boil the mixture in over medium-low heat. Stir with the spatula, but not too often or the fudge will be granulated. Keeps the heat as low as possible to prevent burning.
While the fudge is cooking, it makes the mold that the fudge will contain. Fill a glass or jar with ice and water. Fill the sink with several centimeters of cold water.
Start looking for fudge cooking after 10 minutes of boiling. If you are using a thermometer, the fudge is ready when it reaches 110º C. You can also use the softball test. Using a metal spoon, sprinkle some fudge in a cup of ice water. If a soft and flexible ball forms, it is ready.
Another indication that the fudge is almost ready is that it will move from a mixture of larger and smaller bubbles, only the smallest. Start evaluating as soon as you notice this change.
When the fudge is done, turn off the heat and gently stir the vanilla and butter. Remove from the kitchen and place the bowl with fudge in the sink with cold water, being careful not to splash. Water can spit for a few seconds when the hot pan rests. Holding the pan with one hand, beat the cream with a wooden spoon until it is quite fresh but still liquid.
Pour the homemade fudge into your prepared mold. It must be liquid enough to spread evenly. Allow the fudge to cool before cutting.
Recipe for chocolate fudge sauce
A good chocolate sauce is a sweet treat for the palate of any chocolate and candy lover. In general, a sauce can be used in many desserts, ice cream, cakes, custards … and also for breakfast. Being a rich ending for some Pancakes, some porridge or modern smoothie bowls.
Ingredients (4 people):
- 2 c / s of pure cocoa powder
- Water c / n
- Sweetener c / n.
You can prepare this sauce in a bowl, in a glass or in any container that is comfortable to beat with a simple spoon. The size of the container will vary according to the amount you want to make, but it is best to make the amount closer to what is needed to avoid overeating without need.
Put the cocoa powder in the bowl and add a small trickle of water, mix to start converting the ingredients into a sauce and go adding the water, in very small quantities, until you get the desired sauce texture. You can do it as you like, something dense like syrup, or very light and fluid.
To finish the sauce, you can slightly sweeten it with what you prefer, always trying to be as healthy as possible, no refined sugar, or any sugar nutritionists do not recommend even brown or whole sugars. One of the best options to sweeten is honey, and as for sweeteners, there is a lot of diversity of opinions. Although most are not good either … and on the acclaimed Stevia, you will already know that there is also debate. Anyway, in your hands is the choice of what to sweeten the chocolate sauce. What we want to recommend is that you slowly lower the threshold of sweetness that your palate demands.
Finish and presentation
When the chocolate sauce fit having the desired density and flavor, is ready to add about breakfast or dessert, we hope you enjoy it. Bon Appetite!
c / s = Soup spoon
c / p = Dessert spoon
c / c = Coffee spoon
c / n = Amount needed