Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Lime fudge with macadamia nuts

Lime fudge with macadamia nuts

Kitchen tools – those around here crazy about them please raise your hand. :D

Good cookware and tools can really help you get better results in cooking and baking – for instance, I can’t imagine my kitchen without my wonderful Kitchen Aid mixer; for a citrus lover like me, a Microplane zester is a must-have.
And to make it all perfect, gorgeous dinnerware to serve the food prepared with love – even people who don’t like/don’t know how to cook are pleased to eat at a beautifully set table.

Speaking of citrus, I’m still on a lime kick. And I would never have thought it would go so well with macadamias.

Lime fudge with macadamia nuts

Lime fudge with macadamia nuts
slightly adapted from here

3 cups (465g) white chocolate, finely chopped
14-ounce (395g) can sweetened condensed milk
3 teaspoons finely grated lime zest
3 tablespoons lime juice – freshly squeezed is better
1 cup chopped macadamia nuts (toasted if desired)

Line a square 20cm (8in) baking pan with foil, extending foil over the edges of pan. Butter foil; set aside.

Stir white chocolate and sweetened condensed milk in a large heavy saucepan over low heat just until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in lime zest and juice. Stir in the macadamia nuts. Spread mixture evenly into the prepared pan.

Cover and chill for two hours or until firm. Lift the fudge from pan using edges of foil. Peel off foil and use a knife to cut fudge into pieces. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week or in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Makes 64 small squares

Lime fudge with macadamia nuts

41 comments:

Maya said...

I have to make this!!

May said...

Look fantastic and I bet the taste is unbelieveably good!

Emily Rose said...

wow this sounds delicious- I usually think of fudge as a Winter treat but these flavors are perfect for Spring!

Passionate About Baking said...

I just love this Patricia. Citrus is right up my alley, & I 'm already thinking macademia substitutes. Don't get them here, though I think they're yum. Oh yes before I forget, I love the angle of the picture & the accessory!

Katie @ goodLife {eats} said...

That sounds really good! I've been on a major citrus kick for the past couple months. I love macadamia nuts, so that just sounds wonderful to me!

anna said...

This sounds delicious! I love macadamias and would not have thought of lime with them, either, but I can definitely see how they would work.

Snooky doodle said...

what an interesting flavour for fudge. I like the addition of macadamia :)

lululu said...

i love lime and macadamia. what an interesting combination. gotta try to make it.

Poornima Nair said...

Sounds so flavorful...the fudge looks heavenly.

Kelly said...

I'm still on my lime kick too. That looks fantastic, and so easy! I have everything I need to make this at home too. I bet the toasted nuts add so much flavor. I adore toasted macadamia nuts with dark chocolate.

sunita said...

Patricia, my hands are raised :-D

The fudge looks so tempting...I'm nuts about nuts :-)

eatme_delicious said...

Wow lime fudge - I've never thought of that before! Looks awesome.

Ash said...

What a cool combination!!!! I will have to try this! It must taste delicous!

Manggy said...

Lime fudge?! That sounds absolutely divine!!! I gotta try this sometime! :)

Sara said...

Wow, what an interesting idea. I LOVE lime so I'll have to check it out!

Pam said...

I've been trying to figure out what to do with some macadamian nuts that I have. This sounds yummy!

Dragana said...

Fabulous idea! I have never thought of making a citrusy fudge before. I'll be ready with this recipe when my limes are ripe!

Liesl said...

OMG this sounds heavenly!!! I bet Key Limes would be good too!!! I can't wait to try this recipe!

Julia said...

I am making this next week for a friend of mine who's moving away. I know she will love this. Thank you for such a great post!

KJ said...

Hand way up in the air. Also, yes please for the fudge. Looks delicious!!

Chris @ Beyond Ramen said...

Lime and macadamia is such a beautiful combination. Due to my aversion to white chocolate, I might have to exchange it for dark or milk which I hope will work well. Thanks for this! :)

breadchick said...

Now that is a combination I would never think to turn into fudge. Heck, I love pistachio fudge so I'll bet I'd love this as well.

Elyse said...

Can you see me raising my hand? I love kitchen gadgets!! And moving onto this fudge, um, YUM!! It looks fabulous. White chocolate, lime, and macadamias are such complementary flavors. I can't wait to make this--I love a good fudge!

Lisa Smiley said...

Sounds so interesting! I love your shots...what camera and lens do you use? Do you use manual,program, what?? Your shots make me want to jump on through the screen and eat!

ChichaJo said...

Me! Me! Raised hands over here too! The two tools you mentioned are also some of my favorites :)

I would have never imagined lime and white chocolate combo (because I don't eat much white chocolate)...but now that I think about it, I may like white chocolate much better with a twist of lime!

Happy cook said...

I came to know your throuf Toxo bread. You have so mmuch delicious recipes.

Katie said...

What a great way to enjoy fudge during the summer months! Bravo!

Cookie baker Lynn said...

Lime + macadamia nuts + fudge = heaven!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Maya, I hope you do! :D

May, it tasted good, indeed! :D

Emily Rose, you are right.

Deeba, darling, I think pecans would go really well here, as well as almonds.
And thank you for your kind words!
xx

Katie, I hope you like it!

Anna, it is a nice combination of flavors!

Natalie, I like it, too. :D

Lu, hope you like it!

Poornima Nair, thank you!

Kelly, let me know what you think, I'd love to hear your opinion about it.

Sunita, darling, I'm sure they are! ?D

Ashley, it was a first for me, too!

Ash, I hope you try it!

Mark, you must! :D

Sara, I love lime too!

Pam, let's put those nuts to good use, sweetie. :D

Dragana, citrus is good anyway, anywhere. :D

Liesl, tks for visiting!

Julia, I'm sure she will - thank you for stopping by!

KJ, I knew it! :D
Tks, darling!

Chris, I think that white chocolate is great paired with citrus and acidic flavors, like lime, lemon and passion fruit. But I'm sure dark would go well, too!

Breadchick, I love pistachio fudge, too. :D

Elyse, I can! :D
I hope you try it, darling!

Lisa, thank you for your kind words! I actually use a point and shoot camera, a Sony Cybershot 7.2 megapixels. I can't wait to buy a more professional camera, but they cost 10 times more here than in the US. :(

Joey, we share the love for Donna Hay and the same gadgets! :D
Citrus liven up white chocolate and I'm a huge fan of adding passion fruit to white chocolate, too.

Happy Cook, I'm glad to hear that, tks for stopping by!

Katie, perfect for spring as well. :D

Lynn, you are right, sweetie!

Kevin said...

I really like the sound of lime fudge!

Peabody said...

I am so in love with this! SOOOOOOO making it.

Julia said...

Thank you for this glorious recipe! I adapted it and made a nut freekey lime pie version last week and it was magnificent. This is a real crowd pleaser!

karen said...

MUST make this. i saw the lime/white chocolate cookies first and was sold on those but then looked down further and this has bumped the cookies to number two in line for now! yum! thanks for posting!

Thea said...

I bought cocoa butter instead! Will it still work!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Thea, I don't think so! Do not substitute the white chocolate.

Connie said...

Thanks for posting this! I found it via google. I misplaced this recipe - got it from the tea room where I used to work. We like this one for something different from regular chocolate fudge!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Hi, Connie! Thank YOU for visiting and commenting!
I hope you like it!

Anonymous said...

Hi! I came across this Web site a few days ago while searching for recipes to use up some extra limes. I made these lime fudge squares, and they were very tasty. However, unlike the pictures of them on this page, mine did not seem as firm. (They were slightly sticky and soft, even though I let them set overnight in the refrigerator.) I followed the recipe (except for adding the nuts) and used 18 ounces of Baker's brand premium white chocolate. Any suggestions? (This seems like a great food blog, and I will definitely have to check out the other postings!) Thanks -- Kay

Patricia Scarpin said...

Hi, Kay! I've been receiving mixed reviews about this recipe (including on my blog written in Portuguese). For some people the fudge doesn't firm up - some of the people that had that problem did not use the correct amount of chocolate, but that is not your case... I'm sorry about that and do not know what might have gone wrong... :(

Shayla said...

I made this with dark chocolate instead of white and WOW!! Incredible flavor!!! I am not a fan of white chocolate and like the combo of dark chocolate with other flavors. This recipe surpassed my expectations. Can't wait to share some lime-mac fudge with my friends. Thanks!!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Hi Shayla! I'm so glad the recipe worked out for you - thank YOU for letting me know! I love the idea of using dark chocolate and lime - YUM!

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