Saturday, 21 January 2017


This is the perfect recipe for any chocolate lovers out there who want to make a little treat for
themselves but without having to do too much hard work. This boozy fudge can be whipped up easily by soaking some raisins in some Amaretto, melting some chocolate and mixing everything together with some condensed milk. Transfer everything to baking tin and then pop the mixture in the fridge for a few hours and let the magic just happen. That is basically it! Doesn't get much simpler than that does it?

Of course if you want to make a plain fudge you can skip out the Amaretto soaked raisins and just mix chocolate and condensed milk together. Even simpler isn't it! If you do want a bit of booze you can also tinker around with other spirits instead of amaretto and use maybe rum, whiskey or even vodka if you're feeling brave. If you don't want the booze then soak the raisins in some orange juice instead so they are still plump and moist or swap out the raisins for some chopped nuts for a bit of crunch.

Basically what I'm saying is that you can mix whatever you like into the chocolate and condensed milk and make your own bespoke fudge. Whatever you decide to do you will end up with around 25-30 squares depending on how big you cut them following the recipe below; 

Boozy Chocolate And Raisin Fudge

150g Raisins 
100ml Amaretto
500g Chocolate 
379g Tin Condensed Milk

  1. Begin by soaking your raisins in the Amaretto for at least one hour (preferably overnight). Whilst they soak, line a 20cm square tin with foil and grease the foil. Leave to one side.
  2. When the raisins have finished soaking, place the chocolate and condensed milk in a heatproof bowl over a pan of boiling water making sure the base of the bowl doesn't touch the water. Melt the two together until the mixture is smooth and has slightly thickened..
  3. Remove the bowl from the heat and fold through the boozyraisins until evenly distributed. Chuck in any excess Amaretto as well for good luck!
  4. Pour the mixture into the lined tin and then pop the tin in the fridge until firm, roughly two hours or so.
At this point all you need to do is carefully remove the fudge from the tin, peel away the foil and cut the fudge into identical sized squares. I'll leave the size up too you! You can cut small squares so you get more little nibble sized pieces or cut yourself big honking squares if you really want a massive slab of fudge. Either way you will get a mouthful of chocolate fudgy goodness with little bursts of booze when you hit one of those moist little raisins and with only really the process of melting the chocolate and condensed milk together that's particularly hard work, this is achieved with a minimal amount fuss. Boozy chocolate and raisin fudge? It's fabulous!

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