Chocolate orange fudge with pistachios
- 200g condensed milk
- 170g dark chocolate
- zest of 1 orange
- 50g unsalted pistachios, shelled
- Line a baking pan with parchment paper (I used 20cm round cake pan), make sure to cover the sides.
- Put condensed milk and chocolate in a heatproof bowl and place it over a water bath.
- Cook it, stirring continuously, until the chocolate is fully melted and the mixture is silky smooth.
- Add orange zest and pistachios and mix until incorporated.
- Quickly pour the fudge into prepared pan and spread evenly. Sprinkle some chopped pistachios on top.
- Let the fudge set at room temperature and then put it in a fridge for 1-2 hours before cutting into squares.
I never liked fudge. A sugary substance with a weird consistency, similar to caramel, but not really. Definitely not my thing. Was. Until I made this chocolate fudge with orange and pistachios!
I participated in a food photography challenge, and one of the tasks was to photograph chocolate fudge. I almost skipped this theme, because I really didn’t want to waste products on something I would never eat. But then, after discovering that I only need two ingredients for that, condensed milk and dark chocolate, I decided to give it a go. In the process, I had an idea on how to save the fudge from being thrown away right after a photo shoot. I added some orange zest and shelled unsalted pistachios into the mixture. Orange zest made it taste just like my favourite chocolate – Terry’s Chocolate Orange! And pistachios… well, pistachios are always a good idea! 🙂
This is a soft fudge. If you prefer it to be more set, try to add more chocolate. Next time I’ll try this recipe with equal proportions of chocolate and condensed milk (1:1).