Saturday, September 27, 2008

Nigella Lawson's Fudge

I love Nigella Lawson! She is gorgeous, brilliant, funny and an amazing cook. This fudge is really, really good. I never liked fudge before as I always found it to be so sugary-sweet that it hurt my teeth. Not this fudge! It is not overly sweet at all. And, it takes just minutes to make. In her original recipe Nigella used pistachios. I used walnuts because that is what I had on hand. For the chocolate I used what was in my pantry, a mixture of about 70% semi-sweet chocolate and 30% unsweetened chocolate.

Dave went crazy for the fudge and all I heard for several days was; "Is there anymore fudge?", "Are you going to make some more fudge?"

This fudge needs to be stored in the fridge or freezer.

12 ounces 70 percent chocolate, chopped, or 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
2 tablespoons butter
pinch of salt
1 cup shelled pistachios, broken into pieces

Melt the chocolate, condensed milk, butter, and salt in a double boiler, or in a very heavy pan, over low. Take off the heat and stir in the nuts. Pour the mixture into a 9-inch square foil tray, smoothing the top. Let the fudge cool and then refrigerate until set. Cut into small pieces.

This fudge make a great gift!


  1. Is there any more fudge? Are you going to make more fudge? Send some this way. I love fudge (or anything chocolate!)

  2. You sound just like Dave! I will mail you some fudge for the holidays. I do like chocolate but I am not really crazy about it. I'd rather have berries and cream.