Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Aww, Fudge

When you realize how easy this fudge is to make, you'll literally find yourself muttering "Aww, fudge." Fortunately, you can then console yourself with a square of this deceptively easy confection. Because of its simplicity, it's an extremely adaptable recipe. For St. Patrick's Day, you could substitute peppermint extract for the vanilla for a perfect treat.

  • 1 lb Powdered sugar
  • 1/2 c. Cocoa
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 c. Milk
  • 1 Tbsp. Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c. Butter
  • 1 c. Nuts, minced
  1. In a microwaveable 8x8 glass pan, combine the sugar, cocoa, salt, milk and vanilla. Stir together until partially blended (I like to use a fork).
  2. Lay the butter in the center of dish. Microwave at high for 2 min. Don't worry if all the butter hasn't melted, it will as you stir. Be sure to scrape down the sides and then add the nuts.
  3. Refrigerate for at least an hour in the refrigerator before cutting into squares.
Image from Spitalfields Market in East London (Great food including fudge!)

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