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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Pretend fudge


















I'm not a great one for food substitutes - I always could tell Stork from butter, sweetener from sugar etc etc. But when I read a recipe for pretend fudge, I thought I'd give it a go, because Lucius really likes fudge, only, of course, it's banned because it's almost all butter.

I made this for Lettice's birthday tea, and everyone liked it a lot, but, I have to warn you, no-one thought it tasted like fudge. It lacked that grainy quality, for a start. But there were quite a few people who couldn't stop eating it, and not all of them were children.

Chris calls her recipe Easy Schmeezie M&M Fudge. I couldn't make that, because I didn't have any M&Ms in the house. I couldn't even make it how she did, because there wasn't quite enough chocolate in the house, unless I broke open the chilli chocolate, but I'm the only person in the house that eats it. So mine was a bit softer than it should have been.

Melt 300g dark chocolate with the contents of a 400g can of low-fat condensed milk. Or use a bit more chocolate (Chris's proportions were 12 oz choc to 14 oz condensed milk) for a firmer result. Mix thoroughly, and pour onto a well-lined shallow tin. Cool, then cut into squares.



































Thanks, Chris!

6 comments:

Chris said...

You're welcome! The great thing about blogging is finding out (1) that there are those who really do read my blog - ha! and (2) how others interpret and work with the recipes according to there preferences, needs, etc. This is wonderful!

I am trying to get a recipe in for Heart of the Matter, but am not sure I will get it in before I leave for my trip. If not, I will definitely be back for July! :)

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Looks real enough for me.
Oh so good, well chocolate always is.

Joanna said...

I completely agree with you about blogging, Chris, it's the element of dialogue that is so interesting.

And Tanna, you're so right, chocolate is terrific stuff - this is particularly good ... everyone here was very cross when the dog found the last little bit and ate it up!

Joanna

Holler said...

That is so simple, I will give it a go! I haven't seen low fat condensed milk before, but then again, I have probably never looked!
Apparently my gran used to love a sandwich spread with condensed milk!

mrsnesbitt said...

I am one of the few people who dislike chocolate...intensley for the simple reason I am soooooooooooo alergic to it! As a teenager I suffered many years from migraines so when the allergy was dtected the migraines stopped. I ate chocolate when given as presents but would never buy from choice.

Strange, but true.
D

TopVeg said...

Good to know we can have a treat & feel smug about no-butter at the same time!
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