Sunday, March 28, 2010

5-Minute Microwave Fudge

Make this exactly as the recipe says, with NO substitutions, or it won't set. For example, if you use spread/margarine in place of real butter, the recipe will fail. So trust me and follow instructions to the letter! Enjoy!

In a large microwavable bowl, stir together (with a whisk) one 500 g. box of icing sugar and 60 g. of unsweetened cocoa powder. Pour 1/4 cup (60 ml) whole milk over that (don't stir it), then chunk up 125 g. of butter over the top. Don't stir any of it.

Microwave it 3-4 minutes, until the butter is just melted. Remove immediately from microwave. Add 1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla extract and a large handful of chopped nuts (optional), then stir with the whisk until just smooth (a minute or so -- it may look a little bumpy, but that's normal). Immediately pour/spread this into a buttered baking tin (about 8" x 8"), and refrigerate for an hour or two, until it's set.

(Prepared the 3 underlined things ahead of time, because if you wait and do those AFTER you microwave the fudge, the fudge will set up in the meantime.)


Li loves David said...

No-fail fudge? For realsies? Be still my heart! I'm going to have to try this...

Li loves David said...

Okay, I tried this, and it's definitely tasty, as well as the fastest fudge I've ever made. But totally lumpy... I'm wondering what I did wrong. I measured the ingredients by weight, and used skim milk instead of whole (maybe that's the problem?). It took 3.5 mins for the butter to melt, and the milk boiled the whole time. So I think I should try it again (and again and again) with whole milk, and also sift the powdered sugar. Any other suggestions?

Thanks for the recipe, it tastes fabulous! Very rich and chocolatey. :)


Nonni said...

Try sifting the sugar-cocoa mix, and also try a wire whisk when you stir it after it comes out of the microwave. Then stir in the nuts with a spoon, and pour/spread into pan.