I came across this recipe for dark chocolate and pistachio fudge while watching one of Nigella Lawson’s Christmas specials. It looked so straight forward to throw together and Nigella convincingly assured the camera it was a-mazing.
It was. Is. Always will be.
It is actually one of my favourite sweet treats to eat myself, or to package up and give as a gift. It is such a straightforward recipe, just melt and mix a handful of ingredients, but it works. In fact, it is the only recipe I can remember that I have ever followed to the letter and not wanted to change a thing. The bitterness of the dark chocolate, combined with the saltiness of the pistachios and the sweetness of the condensed milk -it is so, so good. And as good as it tastes, it looks even better with the bright green of the pistachio jumping out from the rich dark chocolate surrounds.
350 grams dark chocolate (chopped, minimum 70% cocoa solids)
1 x can condensed milk
30 grams butter
pinch of salt
150 grams pistachios, roughly chopped
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes + 2-3 hours chilling in the fridge
Servings: approx 40 bite size pieces.
Throw all the ingredients into a large heavy based saucepan and stir on medium heat until butter and chocolate have completely melted and all ingredients are combined.
Pour the melted chocolate mixture into a disposable oven tray (20 x 30cm) and refrigerate until set (a couple of hours).
Once the fudge is set, peel out of the disposable oven tray and cut into squares. A tray this size should yield approximately 40 bite size pieces. ENJOY!