Sunday, October 10, 2010

CHOCOLATE FUDGE - NATIONAL CHOCOLATE WEEK 2010


It's not very often that I make sweets, other than chocolate truffles for Christmas.

National Chocolate Week is from the 11 October to 17 October 2010, so this is the perfect excuse to make something indulgent. You can see a list of events in your area by clicking here.

My chocolate fudge was easy to make because last year my husband bought me a Kenwood Cooking Chef. Basically, instead of having to use a sugar thermometer, the Kenwood is thermostatically controlled and will make wonderful things like fudge!

The recipe for the fudge is from the Kenwood Cooking Chef Recipe Book. I have given the method for the Kenwood Cooking Chef so you can see exactly what is involved when using this machine.

250g chocolate (64% cocoa solids), 200g sugar, 75g glucose, 100ml water, 35ml sweet evaporated milk, 200g fondant icing, 10ml vanilla extract, 40g unsalted butter.

1. Grate the chocolate in the Food Processor Attachment with the thin shredding disc. Attach the Flexi Beater. Place the sugar, glucose and water into the mixing bowl. Set the temperature to 115°C and the speed to stirring 2. Allow to cook for 1 minute.
2. Add the evaporated milk and bring the temperature back to 115°C. Add the fondant icing, and bring the temperature back to 115°C. Cook for another 2 minutes. When the temperature is at 80°C add the chocolate, the vanilla extract and the butter. Continue to stir until the mixture is amalgamated.
3. Pour into a 25 x 15 x 1.5cm tray lined with greaseproof paper. Allow to cool before slicing.

15 comments:

Beth (Jam and Clotted Cream) said...

Wow, these look amazing

Choclette said...

Looks really delicious. I used to be a fudge fiend, but as I get older my taste buds have changed and I find it too sweet now.

The Caked Crusader said...

That is nice looking fudge - looks really rich and dark!

Sam said...

Thanks for the reminder that it's chocolate week, now I have the perfect excuse to cook up something delicious and chocolatey!

Your fudge looks fantastic, I'm very tempted to have a go at making it. I don't have a cooking chef but I think it would work in a heavy pan.

Helen @ Fuss Free Flavours said...

That does look good. I now I need a Kenwood cooking chef!

Katerina said...

This fudge looks terrific. I love chocolate anyway.

Lin, pain d'├ępices et chocolat said...

I am just deciding that it is chocolate week here too! I love chocolate!

James said...

A Kenwood cooking what? Where have I been? Like a thermomix made easy. Tempering chocolate... marshmallows..... risotto.... fallen in love with a machine.

Jan said...

Great looking fudge Maggie!

Sophie said...

Your chocolate fudge looks lovely & yummie too!!

Kisses from Brussels to you!

MaryMoh said...

Mmm....looks very indulgent. I think they can be very addictive :)

Lou said...

They look great!! Good to see people doing things for chocolate week too :)

Gloria said...

This look yummy!!! gloria

Shell said...

hi, I am trying to find out where to get a kenwood cooking chef - recipe book, can you tell me where you got yours please?
thanks,
Shell

Maggie said...

Shell - when I bought the Kenwood Cooking Chef at the Good Food Show Birmingham there was a separate recipe book that they gave to me.
The Kenwood Cooking Chef does come with a smaller version of this recipe book though.
I think the best thing is to contact their customer services - this link might be useful to you http://www.kenwoodworld.com/en/kenwoodCookingChef/Home/

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