28 October 2007
Chocolate Pistachio Fudge and Cardboard Box Love
I dipped into Nigella Express again for this one! Great for a chocolate fix and good to share (if you can bear to)!
Chocolate Pistachio Fudge
350g dark chocolate (minimum 70% cocoa solids), chopped
1 x 397g can condensed milk
1 Put the chopped chocolate, condensed milk, butter and salt in a heavy-based pan on a low heat, and stir to melt.
2 Put the nuts in a freezer bag and bash them with a rolling pin, until broken up into both big and little pieces.
3 Add the nuts to the melted chocolate and condensed milk and stir well to mix.
4 Pour and spatch this mixture into a foil tray 23cm square, smoothing the top.
5 let the fudge cool, and refrigerate until set. You can then cut it into small pieces.
6 Once cut, it can be kept in the freezer - no need to thaw just eat straight away.
Makes 64 pieces (approx.)
I just put the fudge in the fridge, but Nigella says it will turn more grainy if you put it in the freezer!
And now to my cat, Beaker!
There is much excitement in this house if a parcel arrives and it is packaged in a cardboard box. Beaker waits, (I use this term loosely) while you unpack the box, so that he can get in it! I think it must be a comfort thing! He was a rescue cat and they had a cardboard box in his pen, when we got him.
Unfortunately this box was a little small for him, but he will try to squeeze himself in anyway, failing that he will just put his front paws in! Bless!