This is my entry to the Fiesta Friday # 21 and I am so excited to join the party!
I am very grateful to my friend Sonal for introducing me to this lovely event and am really looking forward to interacting with the talented people here.
A big thank you to Angie and the co-hosts Elaine and Julianna.
Instant Chocolate Walnut Fudge- in all of three minutes!!
Last night my plans of serving a fruity dessert of Mango cream vanished in thin air as the mangoes did a disappearing act from my pantry. Two teenagers in the house will do that to you. I decided on a dessert free dinner. But it was not to be, with it being a Friday night and a Football one at that! Demands for dessert started coming in at 11.30 PM- chocolaty demands at that!
My friend Jaya Amit does a mean chocolate walnut fudge in the microwave and that saved my day!
Milk powder – 1 ½ cup
Cocoa – 3Tbsp
Drinking chocolate -1Tbsp
Instant coffee powder – Tbsp
Powdered sugar – 3 Tbsp
Roughly chopped walnuts- 2 Tbsp
Vanilla extract – 1 tsp
Ghee (clarified butter) or butter – 1/2 Tbsp
Milk – 1/2cup
Water – 2 Tbsp
Take a microwave proof dish which is not very wide-mouthed. Mix all the dry ingredients well in a microwave proof dish. Add water make a thick paste and mix well. Microwave on high for 1 minute, remove and mix well.
Add milk and vanilla extract and mix well and microwave on high for a minute. Remove mix well.
Add ghee/butter. Mix and microwave in high for a minute.
Done!! Yes, it is that simple and quick!
*This gives a fudgy texture. If u want a firmer texture, microwave again for a minute on high.
*You can skip the walnuts to get plain chocolate fudge
*Check the consistency of fudge after the third minute and continue only if needed.
*If using a wide dish cut each time slot by 15 secs.|
*Milk powder can be replaced with one cup of khoya/mawa
To make it on stove top
Take a heavy-bottomed, non-stick saucepan.Heat the ghee/butter.Cook the khoya / milk powder mixed in milk for 2 minutes and then slowly add in the remaining ingredients.
Add 1/4th cup milk gradually while adding other ingredients. Cook for about 3-5 minutes depending on consistency desired. Add milk if you find the mixture too dry. Be careful to cook on low heat the whole time. Remove from heat and add the vanilla extract.