Thursday, August 16, 2007

“American” Walnut Fudge – a family favourite

I love those recipes written down after a chance encounter with someone else’s cooking. This recipe comes from an American who worked with my mother 20+ years ago. For us, all those years ago, it was quite unusual for a fudge in Australia and became a staple recipe for the family. My only change is to improve the quality of the chocolate used!

“American” Walnut Fudge

2/3 cup (or a tin of 185ml) Evaporated milk
1 2/3 cup sugar
1/2 tspn salt
200g marshmallows, chopped (approximately - depends how many you "test taste" along the way)
250g dark chocolate (70% cacao), chopped
1 cup walnuts, chopped
1 tspn vanilla

Grease 9inch square cake pan (at least 1 inch deep)

Mix milk, sugar and salt in saucepan (that will be big enough to contain all ingredients in the recipe). Bring to the boil and boil for 3 minutes (you may have to reduce the heat so it doesn’t to boil over).

Remove from heat, allow to cool for a couple of minutes, add vanilla, walnuts, chocolate and half the marshmallows ... mix until the chocolate is completely melted (marshmallows will also melt). Add the rest of the marshmallows, stir so they are just mixed through (but not melted), pour into pan. Refrigerate. Cut into squares.

The rating from the eaters “this is the best thing you’ve baked so far” ... I disagree ... but it is a nice yummy fudge ... and it transported well!!!


Anonymous said...

This recipe is well known as either 5 minute or 3 minute fudge. Probably developed by carnation brand evaporated milk - very common in the USA!

Belinda said...

Great work.