Chocolate vanilla fudge.
Diwali is around the corner. Diwali or Deepavali is the festival of light and one of my most favourite festival. Its a most glamorous festival in India. Decorated homes, fireworks display, prayers and thousands of lamps are lit to create an atmosphere of joy and festivity.
Our this week’s #Foodiemonday bloghop theme is #Diwalispecialsweets. My contribution is this essay and yummy fudge.
Sweets are distributed to the friends on this day. This time try this easy and super delicious sweet for the festival. You don’t need any fancy ingredients for it. Only milk, little sugar, milk powder, vanilla essence and cocoa powder. Simple isn’t it? Surprise your guests with this super yummy homemade sweets.
Milk – 2 litter
Milk powder – 1/2 cup
Sugar – 2 heaped tablespoon
Vanilla essence – 1 teaspoon
Cocoa powder – 2 teaspoon
Shredded chocolate to sprinkle
Boil the milk in a heavy bottom pan. Let the milk cook on low flame. Stir occasionally. Scrape the sides to avoid burning.. Milk will be changed into a thick mass.
It can be take 2 to 2:30 hours. After reducing I have got 1 and 1/2 cup tightly packed khoya/mawa or dried milk. You can use same amount of store bought mawa/khoya or dried milk too.
Heat a nonstick pan. Add the dried milk or khoya/mawa. Cook on low flame for 10 minutes. Stir continuously. Add the sugar and milk powder. Taste and adjust the sugar. I like less sweet.
Cook for another 6 – 7 minutes or until it leaves the sides and becomes dough like consistency. Keep stirring. Add vanilla and mix well. Switch off the flame.
Let the mixture cool down. Knead well with hand to make it smooth. Divide the mixture into two equal parts.
Mix cocoa powder in one part. I have kept the vanilla portion little thick. Divide the mixture as you like.
Place a piece of aluminum foil on a plate. Set the cocoa powder mixed mixture on it. Make the shape square. Set well with your palm.
Now set the vanilla portion over it. Set it with your palm again. Sprinkle shredded chocolate over it. I have used Morde chocolate bar you can use any dark chocolate.
Let it set for an hour. Cut in square shape before serving.
You can keep this fudge in refrigerator for 3 – 4 days.