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English Recipe - Chocolate Fudge

valentine cake

There is no sweeter indulgence than chocolate. Whether it's a steaming cup of hot cocoa, a plate of heart-shaped chocolates or an exotic layered dessert, chocolate is a seductive treat. With Valentine's Day approaching, thoughts naturally turn to chocolate and so this month's recipe is for all you chocoholics out their!


400 g granulated sugar
225 ml unsweetened condensed milk
40 g butter
1 g salt
50 g unsweetened chocolate
15 ml light corn syrup
300 g chopped walnuts
5 ml vanilla extract


  1. Combine the sugar, condensed milk, butter, salt, chocolate, and syrup in a large heavy-based saucepan.
  2. Heat slowly whilst stirring until everything is melted.
  3. When the chocolate is completely melted, beat with an electric mixer until smooth.
  4. Heat till the mixture is halfway between soft and medium ball stage.
  5. Let cool until barely touchable.
  6. Stir in the chopped walnuts and vanilla.
  7. Beat the mixture until it starts to set and spread it into a 20-cm, square pan (pre-greased with butter).


To beat: To thoroughly combine ingredients and incorporate air with a rapid, circular motion. This may be done with a wooden spoon, wire whisk, rotary eggbeater, electric mixer or food processor.

To combine: To add one or more ingredients to another.

To grease: to apply a layer of fat to a surface to prevent food from sticking, e.g. grease the baking tray with butter.

To stir: agitate an ingredient or a number of ingredients using a hand held tool such as a spoon, eg stir the onions until they are lightly browned.

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