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Fudgy Chocolate Balls!

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Christmas Christmas Christmas! What a beautiful holiday season!

Hello every one! I was thinking of what I miss the most this season. It’s got to be Goa! What a perfect time to be in Goa! I can’t begin to tell you about the place around this time of the year. Every one’s homes, shops, carts and streets lit up. Music festivals such as Sunburn are scheduled around this time. Other wine tasting festivals also take place during this time. The only drawback is that every single person in India wishes to spend Christmas or bring in the New Year in Goa making the place extremely crowded.

This year, for me, has been nothing but beautiful. I thank everyone that made this year a memorable one. The highlight for me this year has been LIQUORISH and all the support from my family and friends. I am so looking forward to the next year… Bring it on, I sayJ

I am spending Christmas this year with my mother in law! She loves the season and more importantly loves to cook and feed all of us. We enjoy cooking together and share our ideas with each other. She makes a whole variety of sweets every Christmas and shares all her lovely recipes with me. This is from her repertoire of recipes and it tastes brilliant. The measurements, the sweetness everything is just perfect!

The word ‘fudge’ suggests chewy. This recipe results in a very chewy and ‘chocolate’y fudge… How can anyone dislike that…?

Here’s what you need

I used Cadbury cocoa powder. You can use any.

That’s 1 whole tin of condensed milk (400 grams), 50 grams of cocoa powder, 100 grams of butter, 50 grams of sugar and 6-7 walnuts.

Barring the walnuts, put everything in a clean saucepan and place on the burner with the lowest flame possible.

Initially, stir with a whisk to break all the cocoa lumps.

Once the mixture smoothens out, you can use a wooden spoon or any of your choice to stir.

Do not budge. Stay right there and keep stirring on the lowest flame patiently. This will not take more than 15 minute and it is definitely worthy of your time.

You will slowly see it leaving the sides of the pan and coagulating together. Continue to stir.

In a couple of minutes, the chocolate mush will get thicker and leave the sides entirely.

Put off the flame and transfer the chocolate into a greased steel or aluminum plate. Do not skip the greasing as the chocolate will stick to the surface of the plate.

Let the mixture cool off for about 2- 3 minutes. It MUST NOT cool completely… just enough to handle.

Quickly chop up some walnuts and mix into the chocolate.

Once the mixture has cooled slightly, grease your hands and another metal plate with oil and form balls of the desired size. You can also put these in molds and shape as you like. Do not refrigerate.

These will remain chewy even after it completely cools down. Hope you guys liked this one.

Wishing all of a Merry Christmas and a Fabulous New Year!

Have a great day!

Ingredients

Cocoa powder 50 grams

Sugar 50 grams

Butter 50 grams

Condensed milk 400 grams

Walnuts 6-7

Method

Add all the ingredients except walnuts in a sauce pan and stir continuously on low fire until it leaves the sides of the pan easily and comes together as one single unit. Put off fire and transfer the mixture into a greased plate and let it cool for about 2 or 3 minutes. Grease your hands and another plate and mold into desired shape.

 

 

So, what do you think ?