It was a few weeks before Christmas and my friend had just given birth to her first baby, which of course meant that she was inundated with visitors. I was impressed that, even with very little time to prepare food, she always had a Tupperware container of homemade fudge in the fridge.
‘It only takes two minutes in the microwave’, she promised, tired eyes shining. Watching her make a batch, I was an immediate convert and scrawled down the recipe on a scrap of paper.
Today I wanted something quick and easy to prepare for the various kids passing in and out on their way to Halloween events. I’ve been battling flu for the past week, and while I’m much better now, I don’t yet have the energy for more ambitious baking.
In the end, my 12-year-old son made the fudge. And it really did only take him a few minutes.
Note: This fudge can be made with milk, dark or white chocolate. You can vary it by adding flavoured essences, dried fruit, nuts, sprinkles or anything else that takes your fancy. Use your imagination!
- 400g milk chocolate (I used two 200g blocks)
- 395g can sweetened condensed milk
- Grease a 20cm square cake tin and line with baking paper.
- Break chocolate up into squares and put in a microwave safe bowl.
- Pour condensed milk over the chocolate and stir to combine.
- Microwave in 30 second bursts, stirring between each burst, until chocolate is melted and a smooth chocolate fudge is formed. This will take roughly 90 seconds to two minutes.
- Spread fudge into tin and refrigerate until firm.
- When fudge is firm, remove from tin and cut into tiny squares.
- Store in a sealed container in the fridge.