Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Mocha Fudge

This year my older brother is in charge of the Christmas Candy making back home in Sweden. I don't know who came up with that brilliant idea to put him in charge of making the sweets – but good luck with that...! (Just kidding, I'm sure you'll make some lovely sweets, just try to save som for the rest of the family, okey?)
Here's a jolly good recipe that I'm sure you'll like. And it's easy too! Do however take my advice and read this article first. Especially good for newbies (read: kitchen-hazards) like you! ;-)

Mocha Fudge 
200 g full cream
150 g white sugar
150 g brown sugar
50 g butter
20 g cocoa powder
1 tbsp vanilla sugar
1 tsp instant coffee + 1 tsp boiling water
  1. In a large pan, mix together cream, sugar and butter.
  2. On low to medium heat, boil the mixture until it reaches 122-125 °C.
  3. Use a soft spatula to stir regularly – but stop stirring when the mixture starts to boil heavily, which it usually does after 110-115 °C. 
  4. Take the pan off the heat and stir in cocoa, vanilla and coffee.
  5. Pour the mixture in 2 bread tins lined with greaseproof paper, or into ice-cube moulds. Let cool before you place the tray in the fridge. 
  6. Let the fudge set completely before removing it from the tins / moulds and cut it into pieces. 

Storage: This fudge keeps for at least 3 weeks stored in an airtight container in the fridge. It also freezes very well.  


Oskar Liljeblad said...

They look so good! I'm looking forward to trying out your recipe Malin :) Mom and Lisa will supervise so I don't think there's going to be a problem :) Merry Christmas btw!

/Older Brother

Lin said...

Poor mom – so now she has to supervise TWO kitchen-hazards? If she's won't be quick slapping you both on your fingers there won't be many sweets left before Christmas, will there? I've already made quadruple batches of the sweets this year because someone (I'm not gonna mention any names - Carl & Gareth) can't keep their greedy fingers away from the jars >-(!
Anyway, Merry Christmas to you too!