Saturday, December 24, 2011

Easy nutella fudge

I thought I'll be too busy to post anything today, but here you go :)

It's Christmas Eve today in Poland. You could ask what's the big deal, it's Christmas Eve everywhere.

  I think that we prepare and celebrate Christmas Eve so much more than the rest of Christmas.


Christmas Eve is the time to spend with your closest family. We prepare a feast of as much as 12 dishes and sit and eat and talk etc. for the whole evening.

The most important part is the wish-making. In my family we share the wafer and each person wishes something for the other person. Just imagine people mingling and wishing for health, babies and luck in general.

There's a lot of fun in that too - my gran wishes me to have babies every year :)
We get pretty sentimental and it's very moving.

That's the whole spirit of Christmas Eve.

Then, obviously, we eat. A lot. :)

We tend to eat fish, herring, bigos (sour cabbage with mushrooms), dumplings - no meat. 

My family doesn't eat sweets and cakes on Christmas Eve. 

But you can make some fudge on the 24th and eat it next day :)

Easy Nutella fudge

Some facts:
My rating: 10/10
Total time: 15 minutes + 2-3 hours of chilling the fridge

  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk (400g)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 280- 300 g chopped chocolate (200g dark, 100g milk chocolate)
  • 280-300g hazelnut spread (Nutella)
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 candy cane crushed to pieces 
Cooking Instructions

Prepare a stainless steel bowl and put it over a pan with 2 cups water in it.

The bowl cannot touch the water.

Into the bowl pour condensed milk, vanilla, Nutella (or any other spread - I used a cheaper version), chopped chocolate and butter.

Turn on the heat and make everything melt together till smooth.

Prepare a pan (mine is 20cmx35cm), grease it and line it with baking paper.

Remember to leave some overlap of paper - it'll be easier to take the fudge off the pan.

Pour the mixture in the lined pan and smooth the surface with a spatula.

Sprinkle crushed candy cane on top.

Leave to cool completely.

Transfer to fridge and leave overnight. :)

Just kidding, 2-3 hours will do :)

To cut: put a knife under hot water, dry on a kitchen towel and cut fudge into squares.
Eat delicious fudge or gift it!

Have a very sweet time this Christmas!

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