I have been wanting to try out the fudge for a long time and.... ta-da i made it!! This recipe was born out of nowhere from a sequence of confusions in the kitchen!! But the taste,texture and everything about it was just right!! So, people please pardon me if you'll don't get paid off for your mistakes the in same way!! Its quite similar to my homemade chocolates except for some minor changes.
Here it goes:
Unsweetened Dark chocolate cocoa powder(any brand)-1 cup
Whole milk/half and half-1 lt
Unsalted Butter-1 stick(1/2 Cup)
Vanilla essence-1/2 tsp (optnl)
1.Melt the butter in a thick bottomed pan and add the rest of the ingredients to it.
2.Mix it well and let it cook for about an hour on medium low flame, stirring in between to avoid sticking at the bottom.
3.If using a thermometer,cook until it shows 115 deg C or if not just do the cold water test by taking a samll ball of the mixture and dropping it in cold water.The mixture should form a ball and should be soft and flatten when pressed between your fingers.
4.Grease a 9 x 9 tray with some butter and pour the mixture into it and top it off with some pecan bits.
5.Mark the pieces using a knife or a pizza cutter.
6.Let it cool untouched for about 2-3 hrs or simply put it in the freezer for an hour or two to help it become hard.
7.Cut out the pieces and enjoy the blissful taste of chewy chocolate with the crunchy pecan bits!!
8.The pieces can be stored in air tight containers and refrigerated for longer life.
Note:The consistency of the mixture is very important for the chewy texture of the fudge.So do not over or under cook it.