Coffee Fudge

Coffee Fudge

Yet another fudge recipe you may think – oh no, this is a very special fudge indeed.  Not at all restrained to Christmas (though it makes a super gift) this rather grown-up fudge is absolutely delectable and entirely more-ish.  If you are a coffee fan (as I am) this has to be tried – I insist!!!

200 grams white chocolate

200 grams deep dark chocolate – the very darkest bitter sweet chocolate you can find

1 can of condensed milk

65 grams of butter

4 tablespoons of Coffee Vodka, Coffee Absinthe or Tia Maria

50 grams coffee beans

50 grams hazelnuts

1 tablespoon icing sugar

Pinch of salt

Place the coffee beans and hazelnuts on a lined baking sheet and sprinkle over the icing sugar.  Bake in a hot (220°C) oven for about 3-5 minutes or until the sugar just starts to caramelise.  Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.  Add to a mortar and pestle and roughly break up, leaving a few beans whole.

Over a low heat, melt the butter with the condensed milk.

Add the chocolate and mix until smooth and glossy.

Stir through the salt, coffee beans, nuts and the liqueur and pour the fudge mixture into a lined baking tray.

Refrigerate for at least an hour, or until firm.

Cut into mouthful-sized pieces and serve with lots of strong coffee!

Note: the salt really does help to life the flavour in fudge.