We were recently invited over for dinner to my husband’s office colleagues house. I was keen on taking something with me but couldn’t afford to do anything elaborate. My maid was away at her village and elaborate translates to a lot of prep work and clean up post cooking.
An easy dessert, that uses minimal ingredients but still is delicious and presents well is Fudge. There are so many variations you can experiment once you have the basic concept of fudge at hand. I had made dark chocolate and nuts fudge twice before and decided to try the white chocolate that I had picked up from my recent visit to Coorg. A packet of dried cranberries and the ever present Oreo biscuits were calling out to me from the pantry. Put them together and made a delicious fudge. It comes with a warning, that it tends to be quite sweet but a guaranteed super hit with the kids.
500 gms white chocolate
300 gms condensed milk
1/2 cup dried cranberries
15 oreo biscuits (remove vanilla filling to avoid extra sweetness)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
1) line a rectangular bowl with baking paper and grease it.
2) In a double boiler (heat water in a vessel, when it boils put a slightly bigger vessel on top of it, the chocolate needs to melt in the top vessel. This is the double boiler method. Water should not come in contact with the top vessel, the chocolate should only cook with the steam of the boiling water in the bottom vessel)
3) when it melts, add the vanilla extract and salt, mix well. Be careful not to get the chocolate too hot. You can remove from heat if u feel its getting too hot.
4) Add the condensed milk and mix well. It will start to solidify. Add the halved cranberries and quartered oreos. Mix well
5) Pour into the bowl and flatten it out. Let it cool and refridgerate for minimum 2 hrs
6) cut into square and enjoy.