Wednesday, December 22

Who's up for some baileys fudge? Fuss free made in the microwave!

Bless Janelle Bloom I say.   This recipe came from an old Christmas issue of Family Circle where she shared this recipe and I just love this recipe.  LOVE it.   Hubby took it along to work for his colleagues this week - I'm such a nice wife... of course I had to sample some pieces - you know just to make sure they weren't yukky or anything... you know how it is....

It's really easy to make and in the microwave there is next to no mess or guess work!!  You could change the Baileys for raspberry liqueur or kirsch or even creme de menthe - whatever you fancy!

1 tin condensed milk
125gr butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 tb glucose syrup
200gr good quality dark chocolate (I used Nestle Plaidstowe)
25ml baileys irish cream
100g unsalted pistachios

Grease a 20x20cm tray and line with baking paper

In a microwave proof bowl (I would recommend pyrex as the mixture gets VERY hot) mix together the condensed milk, butter, brown sugar and glucose syrup.  Pop in the microwave on 70% power (medium high) for 7 minutes - taking out and stirring after every 2nd minute.

The mixture will slowly change colour and thicken.    After the initial 7 minutes set the microwave for another 3 minutes and stir after every minute.

It will be bubbling on top, so when you remove it for the last time, allow to cool for 1 minute, and then whisk through your chocolate.
Add your Baileys (If you don't have a full bottle (or couldn't remember if you did whilst you were out doing your shopping) grab a miniature!)

Add your pistachios

 Pour into your tray and allow to cool on your bench for about 2 hours.
Remove from the tray by lifting out the baking paper, and cut with a sharp knife

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.  I like to half-wrap them in some cut up baking paper... yummy.

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5 lovely comments:

di-a-tribe on December 22, 2010 at 9:01 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

how would it work without pistachio's? And tsk, tsk, tsk, using Nestles.

Liss on December 22, 2010 at 9:06 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

hehe. Fine without the pistachios - you could even add creme de menthe and crushed up candy canes (thanks to a tip from lovely reader Stacey!)

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella on December 22, 2010 at 10:10 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Ah Janelle and her microwave! I admit I've used her microwave curd recipe and it's not bad. But fudge? Cool!

Sophie {Red Dust Love} on December 22, 2010 at 10:12 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Oh wow. I am loving this one. Lucky I'm not watching my weight at the moment!!! lol...

Leimay on August 4, 2011 at 11:20 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

yummmmo... i think creme de menthe and candy canes will have to be on the christmas shopping list for this (yep i've already started writing lists and shopping!)
Any other combinations you can think of? I don't really do nuts


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