Easy chocolate fudge
If you like to drink your coffee on the move, you’ve probably come to appreciate the ease and convenience of powdered milk. As well as a useful coffee ingredient, though, powdered milk is also a great cooking ingredient. This chocolate fudge is incredibly easy to make and involves no temperature measuring, and as there’s very little cooking involved it’s also ideal for children to help with. The secret ingredient? Powdered milk.
- 8 tablespoons hot water
- 60g butter
- 130g skimmed powdered milk
- 100g sugar
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
- 450g good quality plain chocolate
- In a large, heavy bottomed saucepan, put the butter, water, powdered milk, sugar and vanilla and heat gently until the butter melts. Stir continuously until all the ingredients combine to make a smooth paste.
- Break the chocolate into as small pieces as possible, and add to the mixture. Keep stirring until the chocolate melts. Don’t be tempted to turn the heat up, as if the chocolate burns the mixture will be ruined. Take the pan off the heat and allow to cool slightly.
- Line a 20cm square baking tin or shallow dish with clingfilm, pressing it well into the corners of the tin.
- Spoon in the chocolate mixture, and spread it out evenly, pressing it into the edges and corners.
- Put the tin in the fridge and allow to chill for three to four hours or overnight. Turn out onto a chopping board, remove the clingfilm and cut into small pieces.
The perfect accompaniment to this rich, sweet treat? A large cup of your favourite coffee. As well as all manner of coffee ingredients such as powdered milk, we also stock a wide range of coffee beans in single bags or wholesale quantities. For more information, please visit our coffee beans page.