As I wrote in my last blog these weeks are all about Christmas on Tasty Italy! We’re only 3 weeks away from Christmas, can you imagine? This year has gone by so fast. Last year I couldn’t dream of being a mom this year! Because this year is so special, I also wanted to dedicate my blog to this happy season! Last week I gave you an idea for dessert for your Christmas menu: delicious mini walnut marble cake! This week I give you an idea of what you can give to your friends and family as Christmas is all about giving! Homemade Italian Fudge. This fudge is just heaven, honestly! It’s best to not make it too often as it is so addictive. I’m absolutely sure everybody will love it. So to protect yourself of overeating and as it’s always giving away homemade food this Italian fudge is a marvelous Christmas gift! To personalize my gift I used again the labels of Evermine. I already used it once for my homemade granola. And also this time I gave the bags with Homemade Italian Fudge a personal touch.
This recipe is adapted from a recipe from the marvelous cookbook “The ultimate encyclopedia of Chocolate”. I added a bit here and reduced a bit there, but the base of today’s recipe comes from this book full of the most amazing chocolate recipes!
Homemade Italian Fudge adapted from cookbook “The ultimate encyclopedia of Chocolate”
makes 50 pieces
250 g // 1 1/4 cup sugar
400 g // 1 1/3 cup condensed milk
50 g // 1/4 cup butter
115 g // 2/3 cup dark chocolate
75 g // 1/2 cup pistachios (coarsely chopped)
3 tbsp coffee (espresso)
Brew (espresso) coffee see here how to and set aside.
Line a 8-inch//20cm square baking pan with parchment paper.
Melt chocolate over a bain marie and set aside.
In a medium bowl slowly heat sugar, milk and butter. Stir occasionally until sugar melts completely and mixture is combined and smooth.
Bring mixture to boil, while you continue to stir occasionally, until you reach 116ºC // 240ºF.
Now remove from heat and stir in coffee, melted chocolate and pistachios. Transfer mixture to pan and smooth top. Refrigerate 1 hour. Using parchment, lift fudge from pan and cut into 50 (small) squares.
Put some fudge squares in little bags and personalize them.
Enjoy the Christmas gift! ♥