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Ultimate Chocolate Fudge for Valentine’s Day

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Chocolate Fudge! What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with this deliciously sinful, decadent, creamy chocolate!

You know my love for history and details so please bear with me and read on about Valentine’s Day.

Chocolate Fudge, Valentine Day Special

Chocolate Fudge

By the way, this part has been written by my daughter Apeksha, she says,

Valentine’s Day is a popular holiday for romance, celebrated worldwide on 14th February. It is the second most popular consumer holiday after Christmas.

A day bedecked in pink hearts and confetti, it is both adored and resented. Every year, on this day, billions of gifts are exchanged between couples with a promise of eternal love.

On the flip side, desperate singles, curse its very existence which has created a pseudo-holiday of its own: anti-Valentine’s day. The colours of anti valentine’s day are commonly accepted as black and the Valentine chocolate is replaced with hard drinks. Very few of these anti-valentine celebrators, however, know the legend that is associated with this day.

A legend that is still shrouded in mystery, this day is said to trace all the way back to the legions of ancient Rome.

Emperor Claudius II was said to have outlawed marriages for young men under the Roman law. He believed that unmarried men made better soldiers as compared to those with families. Young men and women, desperately in love, sought the help of a certain St. Valentine. Defying the Roman law, St. Valentine continued performing marriages in secret. He was eventually captured and put to death by the emperor. However, now martyred, St. Valentine became a symbol of eternal love and romance.

According to another legend, St. Valentine was actually a captured prisoner in the Roman dungeons. In this story, he is the one who fell in love. Unfortunately, the one he fell in love with was his jailor’s daughter who used to visit him in prison. He is said to have written her a letter, just before his death. The letter was signed, “from your Valentine,” which is a phrase that is used even today.

One thing the legends don’t address is the reason Valentine’s day is celebrated in the middle of February.

Many believe that it is the day St. Valentine died. Another possible explanation is that the Christian church placed this day to coincide and “Christianize” the pagan festival of Lupercalia. Lupercalia was a festival of harvest and fertility, dedicated to Faunus, the Roman god of agriculture. It was also devoted to the founders of Rome, Romulus and Remus, hence the name. in going with the theme of romance, Lupercalia had a particular tradition. Goat hide that was dipped in sacrificial animal blood was used by Roman priests to bless young women. These women were tapped by the hide, which they believed made them more fertile. These women then placed their names in an urn. These names were picked out at random by bachelors, and for the rest of the year, the bachelor would attempt to court the women whose name was pulled out. Quite often these courtships ended in marriage.

Naturally, with the rise of the Christian church, Lupercalia was outlawed as a pagan practice.

14th of February was now declared as St. Valentine’s Day. However, it was now for many years, that it would again be associated with romance. It was in the middle ages that Europe began associating it with romance again, simply because, February 14th was believed to be the beginning of mating season among birds!”

So make this delicious foolproof ultimate chocolate that I have copied from here. 

Try making it and I challenge you to eat just one peice and stop. It is so sinfully delicious that you cannot stop at 1 !!

Chocolate Fudge, Valentine Day Special

Chocolate Fudge

Ultimate Chocolate Fudge for Valentine’s Day

  • Serves: 8 x8 pan
  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  • Passive time: 2 hours

Ingredients:

  • 396 grams condensed milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 566 grams dark chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 44 grams unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces, at room temperature
  • Flaky sea salt, for sprinkling, optional

Method:

  • You could use a greased 8×8 tray or line it with butter paper. Keep excess paper on the edges so you can remove the prepared fudge easily. Keep aside.
  • Fill1/4 of a pan with a water and bring it to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat so that the water barely simmers.
  • Roughly chop the chocolate and transfer to a large heatproof bowl.
  • Add condensed milk, vanilla extract, chocolate, and butter. Set aside.
  • Place the heatproof glass bowl in the simmering water.
  • Using a sturdy and dry spatula melt the chocolate keep stirring frequently. Heat until the mixture is completely smooth, about 8 minutes.
  • Remove the bowl from heat using the spatula remove the thick mixture in the prepared pan and smoothen the top.
  •  Sprinkle with sea salt, if using.
  • Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • Run a butter knife around the edge of the pan to loosen the fudge.
  • Remove the fudge and transfer it to a cutting board.
  • Peel off butter paper and slice the fudge into small pieces.
  • Serve at once or store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month if you can resist it that is.
Chocolate Fudge, Valentine Day Special

Chocolate Fudge

Ultimate Chocolate Fudge for Valentine's Day

Celebrate Valentine's Day with this deliciously decadent, creamy chocolate!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time2 hrs 20 mins
Course: Bachelor Recipes, Dessert, Festival Cooking, Kid-Friendly
Cuisine: World
Keyword: Festive Cooking, Kid Friendly Food, Party Dishes, Simple and healthy diet in old age, Vegetarian
Servings: 8 pan

Ingredients

  • 396 grams Condensed Milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 566 grams Dark chocolate roughly chopped
  • 44 grams unsalted butter cut into 1/2-inch pieces, at room temperature
  • Flaky sea salt for sprinkling, optional

Instructions

  • You could use a greased 8x8 tray or line it with butter paper. Keep excess paper on the edges so you can remove the prepared fudge easily. Keep aside.
  • Fill 1/4 of a pan with a water and bring it to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat so that the water barely simmers.
  • Roughly chop the chocolate and transfer to a large heatproof bowl.
  • Add condensed milk, vanilla extract, chocolate, and butter. Set aside.
  • Place the heatproof glass bowl in the simmering water.
  • Using a sturdy and dry spatula melt the chocolate keep stirring frequently. Heat until the mixture is completely smooth, about 8 minutes.
  • Remove the bowl from heat using the spatula remove the thick mixture in the prepared pan and smoothen the top.
  • Sprinkle with sea salt, if using.
  • Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • Run a butter knife around the edge of the pan to loosen the fudge.
  • Remove the fudge and transfer it to a cutting board.
  • Peel off butter paper and slice the fudge into small pieces.
  • Serve at once or store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month if you can resist it that is.

9s COMMENTS

9 thoughts

  • January 27, 2018 at 1:23 am

    Perfect Valentine’s gift. Your fudge squares have come out perfect. I’ll try your method of mixing everything using the double boiler method.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      January 28, 2018 at 9:23 pm

      Thaks Mayuri.

  • March 7, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    Nothing can be better than a home made treat for your Valentine. Easy to follow recipe. Will try it sometime.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 7, 2018 at 8:56 pm

      Do try and ping me.

  • March 7, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    so tempting and delicious chocolates, apt for valentine’s celebration.. Pictures are fabulous..

    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 7, 2018 at 8:55 pm

      Thanks dear.

  • March 7, 2018 at 1:26 pm

    Fudge is my weakness, your easy and fuss-free method of fudge is really good. Looks so delightful and tempting.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 7, 2018 at 8:55 pm

      😀 Thank you

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