Saturday, June 19, 2010
Honey Chocolate Fudge
This is my little treasure box filled with much healthier version of fudge to satisfy the cravings of my chocoholic daughter.
Cocoa by itself without any sugar is rich in iron, protein and dietery fibre, which cannot be found in sugar high chocolates. Who would say no to the chocolate fudge which is been flavoured with cocoa, peanut butter and sweetened with honey without any compromise to the taste, definitely not me. Although the supermarket honey may not be 100 percent pure, it is definitely much better than the refined sugar.
Peanut butter-1/4 cup
Milk powder-1 cup
Cocoa powder- 2 tbsp
Vanilla extract- a few drops
Combine the water and honey in a non stick deep pan and bring to boil in medium to low heat. Keep stirring so that the honey doesn't gets burned at the bottom, boil it for about 5 minutes until syrupy. Dip your hands in cold water and touch the honey between your two fingers, it should stick and form like a thread, at this immediately remove from the flame, beat in the butter until it's melted, add the extract, sift the milk powder and cocoa and beat siftly without any lumps. It should come together like a very thick batter. At this pour it in a greased and lined tray, or pour it in a silicon mould. You can also roll between your palms like truffles and roll it in dessicated coconut or nuts.
Leave it cool for 1 to 2 hours and cut into squares from the tray or remove from the silicon mould.
Correct measurement and the right consistency of the syrup is very important for this fudge.