Happy Galentine’s Day everyone!
Today is the day we celebrate our best girl friends and the female relationships we all have in our lives. And with tomorrow being Valentine’s Day we’re celebrating love in all it’s shapes and sizes. So, what better way to do this than with some kind of food.
Preferably sweet and preferably involving chocolate. If the tradition ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
There’s no nicer way to show your friend/partner how much they mean by making something sweet from scratch, but that doesn’t mean you need to slave over a hot stove for hours. No sir. This recipe literally takes 5 minutes and then a couple of hours doing its own thing in a fridge. Nothing super laborious and not a sugar thermometer in sight.
This fudge is delicious, and despite my hatred of condensed milk, it alone gives the fudgy texture we so desperately need here. I mean it’s fudge, duh.
You can add any manner of flavourings you want, so instead of the vanilla extract you could add mint or orange or cinnamon. The decoration is also optional or changeable. You could use nuts instead or multi coloured smarties or heart shaped sprinkles – if that’s your kind of thing.
It’s just a gesture to show you care and no one is going to be disappointed with this in a little bag or box, or let’s be honest, straight out of the tin.
1 tin of sweetened condensed milk (approx 397g)
340g semi-sweet or dark chocolate
1 tsp vanilla extract
Decoration – Sprinkles/chocolates/sweets
Taken from this Very Best Baking recipe here.
1. Line a square baking tin (8 or 9 inches) with foil or baking parchment. You could just grease it, but it’s easier to cut if you can take it out of the tin in one block.
2. Mix the chocolate and condensed milk together in a heavy based pan (non stick is always better) and warm gently over a very low heat until combined. Keep stirring until the mixture is smooth and glossy.
3. Remove from the heat and add the vanilla. Stir through.
4. Spread evenly into the baking tin, cover with sprinkles and refrigerate for about 2 hours or until set.
5. Remove the fudge from the tin and cut into squares – or which ever shape you prefer!
6. Gift it to your Valentine or Galentine, or just keep it for yourself to eat….