Instant coffee recipes: spiced coffee fudge

Photo by Mindmatrix
Photo by Mindmatrix

If your idea of a coffee break is a large cup of coffee and a mouthful of something sweet rather than a whole piece of cake, this spiced coffee fudge is for you. Rich and melting, a little goes a long way.

To make around 1kg, you’ll need:

What to do:

  1. Line a 20cm square cake tin or shallow Pyrex dish with greaseproof paper.
  2. Put the chocolate in a small, microwave-proof bowl, and melt it in the microwave in short bursts, stirring occasionally to make sure it’s not going to catch or burn.
  3. Meanwhile, dissolve the coffee granules in the teaspoon of hot water. Stir in the condensed milk into the chocolate mixture, beating until fully combined, and add in the coffee and spices. Continue to beat until smooth.
  4. Spoon into the prepared tin, and spread out evenly with the back of a spoon. (Tip: putting the spoon in the freezer for half an hour first means it won’t stick to the mixture.)
  5. Put the tin in the fridge for at least two hours or until set, then turn the fudge out onto a chopping board and remove the greaseproof paper. Cut the fudge into small squares, which should keep for a week when sealed in an airtight tin.
  6. Serve with a large mug of your favourite coffee.
  7. Experiment with different flavourings by omitting the spices and adding mint or caramel syrup, white chocolate chips or chopped hazelnuts.

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