Thursday, May 31, 2012

Chocolate Fudge with Toasted Macadamia nuts, Nutella & Hazelnut Flavored Bailey's




Chocolate is so uplifting, and add Nutella to that and you are set for a perfect day of Happiness!! and as if that was not enough, think about adding some wonderful toasted macademia nuts..Bliss! But hey, I want something more….take it a notch up and add some Hazelnut flavoured Bailey’s… Are you swooning yet? I know me and R were when we took a bite into this boozy, decadent, no fuss candy J

This chocolate fudge is maybe one of the simplest candies to make. It barely requires any cooking, it’s more about just putting it all together and you have a delicious treat ready in less than 15 mins in a single bowl. It’s just perfect for satisfying any chocolate or dessert craving.

Making this felt so good: melting the luscious dark chocolate, toasting the fragrant macademia nuts, the spoonful of nutella and most of all adding the delicious bailey’s to the already in heaven fudgy mixture. 




My Fudge has Polka Dots! :)



Just a disclaimer: The Fudge was melting away, even while I was trying to photograph them at superwoman's speed :D The crazy heat is to be blamed not ME for the messy pics! :D




This picture of the word Fudge written with nuts was R's Idea :)




Recipe           
Ingredients:

50 gms Chocolate chips (at least 60% cacao)
3 tbsp Nutella
3 tbsp Butter
100 gms Toasted Macadamia Nuts
Half a can of Sweet Condensed Milk
3-4 tbsp Bailey’s Hazelnut Flavor
½ tsp crushed Sea Salt to sprinkle

Method:
  1.  Line an 8 inch baking pan with parchment paper/butter paper with extra paper to hold on all four sides (this will make it easier for you to un-mould the fudge once refrigerated) Keep this aside.
  2. Put the chocolate chips & butter in a microwave safe bowl and microwave it for about 1 ½ min (remove it from the oven and stir every 30 secs) and also keep an eye on the chocolate in case your oven takes less time to melt as chocolate burns very easily. If you don’t have a microwave oven, simply melt the chocolate & butter over a double boiler. (To form a double boiler, place a large pot filled with water on the burner, then place the bowl with chocolate & butter over this – the level of water in the pot should be low enough so that it doesn’t touch the bottom of the chocolate bowl)
  3. Once the chocolate is molten, remove it from the oven/boiler and add the other ingredients to it one by one, incorporating them till it becomes a homogenous mixture. (reserve some nuts to dot the mixture after pouring it in the pan
  4. Pour/Scrape the mixture in the pan lined with parchment paper. Smooth the top with the rubber spatula, dot it with the remaining macademia nuts & sprinkle it with the sea salt.
  5. Cover the pan with a cling film and refrigerate it till the fudge is firm (for about 2 hours)
  6. Once chilled, remove the fudge from the pan using the extra parchment paper around the edges, if the fudge is stuck in the corners; just use a slightly warm knife to loosen them.
 7. Place the firmed fudge on a flat surface, and chop it into desired size of squares using a knife dipped in warm water and wiped clean.
 8. If you manage to save some, these can be refrigerated in an airtight container in the fridge for a week. J
  
The fudge comes out smooth, luscious, not too sweet with just the right amount of kick from the wonderful hazelnut flavoured Bailey’s. The macademia nut adds a perfect nutty flavour and all the flavours are brought together with an added depth from the sea salt.



7 comments:

  1. Oh god Abhi, this is the kind of recipe that's love at first sight. And its no-bake, hurray :). I am sooo making this....thank u, thank u, thank u for posting this :)

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    1. :D Happy to be of help Poorni.. Hope you enjoy this one :)

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  2. Abhi how do you manage these exotic stuff.. And off course the pictures are just awesome and the melting chocolate is just adding to the beauty.

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    1. Thank you Ritu! :) this is one of the simplest things to make, so can't really take credit for something exotic :D I am so happy you like the pictures and that you think that the melting chocolate is actually looking nice...taking the shots, while the chocolate was melting away, was really difficult, beyond a point I gave up on cleaning the smudges :)

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  3. Hehe, this is too cute. I love a good, easy fudge. And though the gooey-ness honestly makes it look a little yucky, I'm just fantasizing about delightfully chocolatey melty goodness.

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  4. WOW Abhilasha! Simply WOW! Rosh has been raving to me about your blog so I had to check it out! Truly impressive! I think i'm gonna drop by here often...cheers! Kavita

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    1. Thank you so much Kavita! :) I am happy you liked it, will surely keep adding new recipes here and hope you enjoy them.. :)

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