Thursday, November 8, 2007

Fabulous five-minute fudge

Fabulous Five-Minute Fudge

One of my Brazilian blogger friends – a very witty and smart one, by the way – wrote a post a couple of months ago about how much her mother likes to prepare homemade gifts – food, to be more specific. There’s a kind of pie she makes for her friends and coworkers that is so famous I wish I lived nearby so she could bake one for me, too. :D

Fabulous Five-Minute Fudge

I like to made food gifts for my friends, and I’m sure many of you do, too. I’m always thinking of baking cookies for one, making candy for another…

I wanted to send a gift to a friend and the lovely Lynn helped me choose what to send. She suggested brownies or fudge – they would be easier to pack and sturdy enough to be mailed. I used this recipe – and what a wonderful website that is. So many great recipes and beautiful photos that it is almost impossible to choose one…

Ju, dear, it was wonderful to know you liked the gift!

Fabulous Five-Minute Fudge

Fabulous five-minute fudge

2 cups (12oz/336g) semisweet chocolate pieces
2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk (196g/one-half of a 14-ounce can)
1 tablespoon water
¾ cup (90g) chopped walnuts, toasted if desired
1 teaspoon vanilla

Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper; set aside. In a medium microwave-safe bowl, combine chocolate pieces, sweetened condensed milk, and water.

Microwave, uncovered, on 100% power (high) for 1 minute; stir. Microwave about 1 minute more, or until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth, stirring every 30 seconds. Stir in nuts and vanilla. Pour mixture onto prepared cookie sheet and spread it into a 22x15cm* (9x6-inch) rectangle, or drop mixture by rounded teaspoons onto prepared cookie sheet.

Chill fudge about 30 minutes or until firm. Cut into 3.5cm (approx. 1-1/2-inch) squares

Makes 24 pieces

* I used a 27x15 cm baking sheet and spread the fudge completely inside it – I got 28 squares.

Fabulous Five-Minute Fudge

53 comments:

linda said...

I can taste it just looking at it...yum!!!

Peter M said...

Patricia, they look evily delicious!

Lydia said...

I'm forwarding this recipe to my fudge-loving husband right now!

Hannah said...

Wow, those look so rich- What a great gift idea!

Graeme said...

Gorgeous texture, Patricia.

They look like ultra-condensed brownies.

Anonymous said...

Your fudge looks great. Made fudge earlier this year and was surprised how easy it was since I had never made it before.

Thanks.

http://birdfood-sharona.blogspot.com/

Anh said...

So lovely! Pat, I love this recipe. It will make such a beautiful Xmas present.

Kelly Mahoney said...

Looks delicious! Homemade gifts are always better for the holiday season.

Pam said...

Patricia, I've been trying to think of gifts to give to the other teachers around Christmas time, and this fudge looks perfect!

eatme_delicious said...

What a wonderful gift! It looks great. Sounds like it would be good too. I'm not always a fan of fudge as I find it not very smooth and too sweet but this one looks perfect. :) Lucky friend!

bri said...

Yummy! This quick fudge looks so decadent and chocolatey. I love that it doesn't have a ton of high fructose corn syrup and junk. Just real ingredients. Your friend is very lucky to be receiving gifts like these. Thanks for the inspiration!

Susan said...

You've done it yet again with the sweetened condensed milk, Patricia. Those are deeply dense and decadent, and for five minutes of effort! Candy can be tricky, but this is to die for.

Pille said...

That'll be a perfect recipe for the festive season - lots of chocolate is eaten then, you see:)

PASSIONATE BAKER....and beyond. said...

Patricia...WOW!! With the season of giving right here...what could be better. I always believe that food-as-a-gift & home-made can't be a better combination. Must post it to 'Spoonful of Christmas'. I've done iced cookies & a lemon cake for the season, and truffles too.
BTW, from one fellow Scorpion to another, Happy Birthday, in advance or belated, as the case may be. Your blog is lovely, and am so GLAD for the English version.:0)

Kelly-Jane said...

It's just a lovely thing to do to give home-made food to friends, and some gorgeous fudge like this too! MMMMMMM!

Anonymous said...

I don't care what anyone says about convenience foods (choc chips, condensed milk) this is THE fudge recipe, the fudge to end all other fudges. In my family it is tradtionally part of Christmas breakfast

Kevin said...

The fudge looks great. I am definitely adding this to my to try list.

Amanda at Little Foodies said...

Yummmmmmy! Love homemade gifts, especially the edible variety.

Cookie baker Lynn said...

This looks like fabulous fudge (I'm drooling a bit here) and I'm sure your friend was thrilled to get such a sweet gift from such a sweetie.

Kristen said...

Oh - fudge always reminds me of the holidays. This looks fantastic!

Cynthia said...

How can one resist such a tempation when it takes only 5 mins? :)

Manggy said...

Condensed milk fudge is the best!!! Thanks for the recipe, Patricia!

Pat said...

Ohhhhhhh what are you doing to my waistline!!! That looks sooooooo yummy!!!

hannehanne said...

Anything that looks that good and takes so little time to make is a must-have. I can't wait to try it out!

Everything4sweets said...

Wow, your friend is so lucky to have a nice friend like you, the fudge looks so delicious.

Cheryl said...

What a lucky friend you have. Those are just sinful.

Antonia said...

Five minute fudge? Now that is a great idea. It looks fabulous - I wish I could reach into the screen and take a piece!

Karin said...

Now I remember something. I tried to make fudge when I was a little girl and alone at home. Milk, sugar, cacao powder and butter went into a saucepan. Need I tell you what happened? Well, my mother wasn´t too happy when she had to clean the burned saucepan.

Patricia Scarpin said...

Linda, you are a candy queen, my dear. :)

Peter, thank you!

Lydia, I hope he enjoys it!

Hannah, tks, sweetie!

Graeme, I'm glad you like them! And they do look like brownies, you're right.

Hi! Fudge is not common here in Brazil, so it was only my second time around!

Anh, you are right! I can't wait to start making my holiday food gifts. :)

Kelly, tks for stopping by!

Pam, let me know what you think of it, sweetie?

Hey, dear, I want to make some cookies as gifts, too!

Bri, a few ingredients and one Brazilian favorite - sweetened condensed milk!

Susan, I'm a Brazilian and sweetened condensed milk is such a big part of our food culture!
No thermometer needed here, darling!

Pille, thank you! And what better excuse to indulge, my friend? :)

Hi, Passionate Baker - thank you for your kind words and happy birthday to you, too!!

Kelly-Jane, I love making these for my friends!

Hi, Anonymous, I think that Xmas breakfast in your house must be delicious!

Kevin, thank you!

Amanda, me too!

Lynn, I was so glad to count on you on this!

Kristen, tks, dear!

Cynthia, you've said it all. :)

Manggy, thank you, my dear friend!

Pat, my waistline is no good, either! :)

Hanne, tks for visiting!

Everything... - thank you! She's a sweetie, she deserved something nice!

Cheryl, thank you.

Antonia, quick and made in the microwave oven! :)

Karin, I can imagine - but with those ingredients, it could have been a hit, too! :)

Deborah said...

I like homemade gifts much better than store bought ones. This fudge looks like such a wonderful gift!!

Elle said...

What a perfect recipe for gifting. Your photos are gorgeous...make me want to lick the screen.

Margaret said...

I better not let my husband see this! It looks incredible.

Aimée said...

Everyone needs a tried and true holiday fudge recipe and yours looks like it can beat out the rest. Yum!

joey said...

Would you believe I was just thinking about fudge today...looking over Donna Hay's Christmas issue last year were she also has a recipe for gifts :) You photos bowled me over! I am definitely trying this soon :)

Pinkeagle said...

Mmmm, looks yum!!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Deb, thank you, darling!

Elle, you are far too generous, my dear friend!

Margaret, make some for him on Xmas. :)

Aimée, I'm so glad you like it!

Joey, you are so right - that issue is beautiful, there are a couple of recipes there I want to make to give as Xmas gifts!

Pinkeagle, tks, sweetie!

ilingc said...

oh dear, this is so sinful patricia. I can almost taste it.. :D

bee said...

just gorgeous, and it can't get simpler. thanks for this recipe. my mom used to make it, but she's no more, and i didn't have her recipe. now i'll use yours.

The Cooking Ninja said...

oooh...this looks so good. Can i have some please. :)

ovenhaven said...

Oh, how is it possible for the chocoholic me to never have baked fudge before! This is definitely going to the keeps. Thanks for sharing, dearie :)

Farhan said...

Wow, this is really a popular post, 40 comments!! I was just curious, based on ur experience, are there any postal laws on food that can be sent be mail? I've never sent food by mail before and I was just wondering. Also, are there ants in the post office? This is such a great idea!

Julie said...

My girlfriends grandmother made me a batch of this 5 minute fudge and I could not get over how rich, creamy and dense it was, it was wonderful.

Hillary said...

Fudge in five minutes?! Can't beat that. Thanks for this recipe Patricia.

Kate / Kajal said...

Patricia.... wow i know i'm late for commenting on these , but they look yummm !

Ursula said...

Yes, I really liked the recipe Patricia! Now it's translated into swedish on my blogg! I used chocolate with 70% of cacoa so I tried to add some more condensed milk and I really liked the result! It's a great together with a Café Latte!

Stef said...

This is great! I've got to try it!

TBC said...

wow! how simple is that! Thanks, Patricia, I'm going to make this soon.:-)

TBC said...

I just made this, Patricia.
Thank you so much for this ridiculously simple recipe! :-)

SUGARCRAFT INDIA said...

A wonderful fudge Patricia....
and a great blog to come back to for more...see ya soon!!

Roopa said...

Hi Patricia, I came here through TBC's blog where I saw her version of this fudge which she made form your recipe, Loved it and Loved your blog too, Thanks a lot for this recipe as I have never had fudge in my life and was looking for a simple recipe:)

jimmie said...
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jimmie said...

The fudge does look great, I am going to try to make it. And yest it does make a great gift for CHRISTmas

Patricia Scarpin said...

Jimmie, I hope you like it!
Tks for visiting!

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