15 March 2013

Plate Up. Baked Chocolate Fudge

Please forgive this last image's blurriness. I'm going with the excuse that the camera was so in awe of the delicious-ness that it couldn't take a clear photo. (New camera soon I promise!)

Yes. This dessert is delectable as it sounds and surprisingly simple to boot! A baked fudge is an American-style dessert that is somewhat like a brownie that’s crispy on the outside but wasn’t cooked all the way through so it’s still delightfully runny and tacky in the middle. I’m sure you’ll find all the ingredients in your pantry on any given day so you’ll always have a delicious after-dinner treat. Makes 4. Enjoy!

What you’ll need
100g butter
2 eggs
1 cup caster sugar
2 heaped tablespoons cocoa powder
2 tablespoons plain flour
1 teaspoon vanilla essence

What to do
Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius. First, melt the butter. Meanwhile beat the eggs until light in colour and foamy, approximately 2 minutes. Pour in sugar and mix until thoroughly combined, about another 2 minutes. Next add the cocoa powder, flour and vanilla. Finally, add the melted butter making sure it’s not to hot, otherwise you’ll scramble your eggs. Mix on low until well combined but not for too long.

Fill a baking dish halfway with water. Place 4 ramekins in the dish and distribute batter evenly among them. Bake for 40 minutes. You’ll know the baked fudge is done when it’s crispy on the top but your skewer comes out DIRTY, opposite to a regular cake. At the same time there shouldn’t be any visible jiggle when you shake the pan.

Enjoy served with cream or ice-cream.

Photos by Krissie.

If you like this recipe you might also enjoy Chocolate Crunch Slice and Pavlova.