Valentine’s day is coming.
Whatever you feel about it, it’s going to happen. Couples will appear everywhere, prices will sky-rocket and restaurants will be booked up, with their menus featuring all kinds of aphrodisiacs that people actually don’t want to eat. Recipes will be made for these meals, full of complex ingredients that even the most competent cooks can’t get to taste good.
Everything will be heart shaped, or heart print, with some dodgy looking kinky items appearing everywhere, including the £1 shop. Men and women alike will flock to the opposite underwear section and be non-the wiser as to what size their lover actually is. Or what they’d actually wear.
I congratulate you marketing departments across the globe.
But Final Fantasy 13-3 is also out on that day.
Food is always good right? Everyone likes food. Everyone likes desserts. Food doesn’t need a date to show you it cares.
So let’s make something. Spreadable fudge. Chocolatey goodness. Heaven in a jar. A spreadable comfort blanket of loveliness.
Let me describe this to you: A warm fudge sauce when first cooked, this pot of chocolate Heaven can be left to cool to create a rich, thick chocolate spread suitable for adding to anything.
Also described as, a get out of the dog house card or a pot of pick yourself up.
Chocolate fudge spread
Makes enough for 1 large jar, 3 little jars or 1.5 medium jars. Takes around 15 minutes from start to finish.
150ml Double cream
165g Golden Syrup
70g Brown sugar
200g Milk chocolate
2 Tbsp Unsalted butter
2 Tsp Vanilla extract
Sprinkle of cinnamon
I realise that the recipe isn’t really friendly to those trying to watch their sugar, so I’m also going to post a low sugar one soon!
Bring half the chocolate,then all the cream, cocoa, vanilla, syrup and sugar to the boil. Keep going until the chocolate is fully melted. Turn down the heat and spend 5 minutes simmering away. It’s like making fudge, it’ll bubble and go grainy, so keep stirring until the time is up. Don’t let it sit too long as it’ll burn.
Take off the heat and add the rest of the chocolate and butter. Stir until smooth. Taste, just to make sure it’s tasty.
Stir some more until you can feel it begin to thicken. If you can’t get it to thicken after 5 minutes of stirring, put it back on the heat for a couple more minutes and try again.
Decant into a sterilised jar and leave to cool on the side.
Yes, if you’re making it for a significant other, you can add hearts and ribbon to the jar, maybe even some heart sprinkles on the top of the sauce.
I think you’ll be alright storing it in the fridge for 2 weeks- it’s been boiled and has lots of sugar in it.
Leave it on the side and this happens:
Like it will last that long…
Other uses of the spread are entirely bound by your imagination. I think it’d make a good cake topping, or be swirled through ice-cream.
Or just eaten with a spoon.