As the time for us to move back south draws closer, I find myself dreaming of my favourite places that I’ll soon get to visit again, which of course includes Fudgyboombahs – the home of Montville Fudge. Fudgyboombahs will be about a 2 hour drive from our new home but luckily my 2nd favourite fudge shop, Fudge Heaven on Tamborine Mountain, will only be a 1/2 hour drive. In the meantime, all this dreaming of fudge shops gave me a serious hankering for some fudge. And this recipe is the closest thing I can come up with in comparison to Fudgyboombahs and Fudge Heaven’s rich, melty, fudgy glory.
I’ll admit it. My fudge isn’t as good as my favourites but I can eat it now (even though I really shouldn’t be eating or even dreaming about fudge for that matter).
And this fudge is rich. When I say rich, I mean stupid rich. I didn’t however think that Stupid Rich Chocolate Fudge was catchy enough as a title. Incredibly Rich Chocolate Fudge sounds slightly more appetising don’t you think?
As for the ingredient list, well it’s pretty much pure fatty goodness mixed with a sprinkling of sugar…
Today I used dark chocolate but this fudge is equally delicious when made using white or milk chocolate.
- 250g softened butter
- 4 cups soft icing sugar
- 1/2 cup cream
- 375g melting chocolate
- 1tsp vanilla essence
- Beat together butter and sifted icing sugar until well mixed and light and fluffy.
- Continuing to beat, add cream and vanilla, being sure not to over mix.
- Melt chocolate according to directions on pack then gently combine with butter-cream mixture.
- Pour mixture in to a lined square baking tin, cover and put in fridge to set for a minimum of 2 hours.
- Once set, cut in to cubes and serve.
This fudge is best kept stored in the refrigerator. Remember that this is Incredibly Rich Chocolate Fudge so a little goes a long way.
Although I haven’t played around with too many flavour variations for this fudge, I have full intentions of doing so somewhere in the future. What are your favourite fudge flavours?