Crunchy Almond Fudge

Crunchy Almond Fudge

Every thing is better with butter, and every thing is even better with Verka Butter ! Almond fudge is my favorite rainy-day-treat which includes the goodness of almonds and butter to create some magical morsels. Decadent, rich and velvety, it will be an all time hit with your family and friends.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup good quality cocoa powder
  • 1 cup Verka Whole Milk
  • 2 cups grain sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 4½ tbsp Verka Butter
  • 100 gm almonds, mostly chopped, a few slivered for garnishing

 

Method:

  • Add sugar, cocoa and Verka Milk to a heavy bottomed pan. Stir till blended.
  • Turn on the heat and bring to a boil while stirring.
  • Now lower the heat and simmer. Do not stir at all.
  • Line a 8inch by 8inch tin with grease proof paper. Keep ready.
  • Cook the fudge mixture for 15-18 minutes, then use a spoon to drop a little into a glass of cold water.
  • Remove from the water with a spoon. It should form a soft ball when pressed gently between thumb and forefinger.
  • If the mixture dissolves in the cold water, it is an indication that you need to cook it more.
  • When the ‘soft ball stage’ has been achieved. Turn off the flame.
  • Add the Verka Butter and vanilla, then beat vigorously till the mixture stops looking shiny.
  • Pour into the cake tin or prepared tray, then make the surface smooth with a blunt knife.
  • Cool and cut into squares.

 

Note: Walnuts or cashews also make a delicious alternative to almonds. A teaspoonful of coffee powder can be added at the boiling stage to prepare a mocha flavor. In warm weather, place the tin in the fridge to set the fudge quickly.