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Chocolate FudgeChocolate has gone from being the food of the gods to being a part of many of our lives today. Chocolate is used, of course, in baked goods and food items. It is used in spas and sometimes, even used on medical grounds. Chocolate has connoisseurs’ clubs and chocolate tours and workshops that teach you how to make specialized chocolate.
It has had a long history from being the bitter drink it used to be. The word chocolate came from Aztecs and has origins in the word ‘xocolatl’ or ‘cacahuatl’ which means a bitter drink. Chocolate has been around for centuries now with its first historical mention in 1100 BC.
Europe was the first to explore the different nuances of chocolate. Eventually each European nation found a niche in the chocolate industry that they specialized in. The Swiss created milk chocolate. Belgium created pralines or ballotins and even gave us couverture. Italy created delicious cocoa powder. It was also in Europe that the original ‘bitter drink’ was seasoned with milk, sugar and vanilla and made into a decadent drink.
Today chocolate is a huge favorite and an immensely popular confection. Chocolate consumption in the world is roughly $20 billion annually and rapidly rising. It is not just chocolate that is popular but all its baked forms too. Chocolate cakes, chocolate cup cakes, chocolate granola, chocolate fudge, chocolate brownies, you name it and it is available and is a best seller.
Chocolate fudge is another great dish that can be made from chocolate and you can prepare it at home. The chocolate fudge recipe is an easy recipe and different types of chocolate can be used to make chocolate fudge. Milk chocolate, white chocolate, dark chocolate, all types of chocolate make delicious and creamy chocolate fudge.
An easy chocolate fudge recipe
2 cans condensed milk
2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
200 grams butter
400 grams dark chocolate, the richer it is, the better the fudge will be
Place the condensed milk, sugar and butter in a pan.
Melt till all is blended well. The sugar should completely dissolve.
Add the chocolate, which should ideally be roughly chopped.
Keep stirring till the chocolate dissolves.
Pour into a prepared tin and refrigerate for a few hours.
You can add all kinds of flavors and textures to your chocolate fudge. You can add nuts, other candy like pepper mint or a mint chocolate, peanut butter, white chocolate like a glaze or just white chocolate chips, candied fruit like cherries, cranberries, raisins or desiccated coconut. Any addition is your creativity. The basic chocolate fudge recipe is like any basic recipe and can act as a canvass. You can add whatever you like to suit your needs. After all, neat homemade fudge in different variations can make a delicious party favor or a great Christmastime gift.
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|Submitted on January 16, 2014|