This could be called the easiest fudge in the whole wide world....I should call it the www.easyfudge.eat......:))
So what would you make it with??????
1/2 cup cocoa powder (unsweetened)
3/4 cup butter,
3/4 cup powdered sugar,
180-200 gms digestive (Marie) biscuits,
1 tsp vanilla essence,
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional, but recommended)
16" piece kitchen foil
1/2 tsp vegetable oil to grease the foil sheet.
-have your ingredients ready and waiting and this will take no time at all to assemble,
-once ready this will not melt at room temperature, though I cannot speak for the hot north Indian summer, so this makes a good treat for kids' lunch boxes.
-the walnuts, though optional, are strongly recommended as they add a very distinct taste to the dish,
-to crush the biscuits put them in a zip lock bag and lightly crush with a rolling pin. You can do this in a mixer too but there is a chance of crushing them too fine which is not what we need.
-the weight of the biscuits can vary as some companies make it in 280 gm packs and some in 300 gm ones. It won't make much of a difference, so use whichever ones you like.
-you can keep 4-5 tbsps of milk handy to add to the mix if it feels too thick.
-instead of making one big roll you can make two smaller ones.
So how would you make it?????
1. Crush the biscuits roughly into small pieces and keep aside (you can put them in a zip-lock bag and crush the daylights out of them with a rolling pin).
2. On a very low flame melt the butter. Do not let it heat up too much.
3. Now add in the cocoa powder and sugar and mix well till sugar dissolves and no lumps visible.
4. Turn off the heat.
5. Meanwhile, grease the foil with the oil and keep aside.
6. Add the essence and the crushed biscuits and mix in well. If you feel it is a little difficult to mix you can add 4-5 tbsps of milk.
At this stage it will look like something your kids used to play with in the mud.
7. Tumble all of this onto the piece of foil.
8. With your hands start bringing the mixture together into a tight mass towards the centre.
9. Shape the mix (from the outside of the foil) into a triangular shape and wrap the foil tightly around the shape sealing in all the sides.
10. Place it in the refrigerator for 4-5 hours to chill and set.
11. Unwrap the foil and discard and slice up the fudge into thick triangles.