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Better than a cafe’s cafe-style fudge slice

April 17, 2009

Apricots and white chocolate, as a combination, are incredibly under-rated, as I found out last night. We had a surprise visit from Ro (one of my dearest cooking friends), but not without a delicious sweet treat whipped up in Clare’s kitchen. I’m not sure if this is really a true fudge (what with the addition of biscuits and all) but does it really matter? It’s delicious, it’s a true marvel of white chocolate and apricot bliss, and to boot, there’s no need to turn the oven on or any of that finicky business. It’s also rather classy (despite all my dislikes for white chocolate), and thus looks rather impressive (like the sort of stuff you fork over $3-$4 for at a swanky, inner city cafe by the arts centre…cough…but better!). Plus, it’s cute, see?

apricot-fudge-1So, with Ro’s lovely recipe in hand, I shall now share the fudge you will remember as the fudge that made you instantly (more) famous and popular with all your workmates and friends, should you choose to share it. Even if none of them liked white chocolate (aye, that would be me) or apricots (they may be from another planet).

Roro’s white chocolate and apricot fudge

Fudge bit:
1c sweetened condensed milk
125g butter, chopped
350g plain wine biscuits (if in NZ) or sweet shortbread type biscuits, crushed
1 1/2 c finely chopped dried apricots
350g white chocolate (broken up buttons or blocks)
1 c dessicated coconut

Heat condensed milk and butter together on a very very low heat in a medium to large saucepan until the butter is melted. Remove from heat, and combine well. Add biscuit crumbs and combine well. Mix in all other ingredients – the chocolate will partly melt, which will be fine. Press the mixture into a slice tin or casserole dish. Pop in the freezer for about half an hour (or until set).

Icing
250g white chocolate buttons (about 1c)
2 Tbs milk
2 Tbs dessicated coconut

Heat chocolate and milk together on a very low heat in a saucepan until the chocolate is melted, stirring to combine. Remove from heat once choc is melted. Spread over the fudge base, sprinkle over dessicated coconut, and return to freezer for about 10 mins.
Remove from freezer, cut into pieces, then leave in fridge until fully set. Enjoy with a tea or coffee, preferably with friends, and enjoy your newfound popularity!

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. April 19, 2009 2:59 am

    Looks like a delicious treat!

  2. April 19, 2009 4:24 am

    Hola,

    I’m not much into fudge since is not a regular staple of latino cooking (I;m Mexican) but def would love to try this one since it looks so easy.
    thanks

    ps. lovely website.

  3. twospoons permalink*
    April 19, 2009 2:25 pm

    Thanks to both of you :)

    If you’ve got dried peaches on hand that might work too. Mmm. Dried peaches.

  4. June 28, 2009 9:28 pm

    OMG! Zozo!
    Its One cup Condensed Milk! your fudge will me crazy runny and it wont set!
    Did u make this before you posted it hunny?
    :)
    Luv ya!
    Ro

    • June 29, 2009 12:34 pm

      edited :P
      No, I didn’t make it, because I copied your recipe you gave me lol. All g.

  5. June 29, 2009 5:58 pm

    Hehe!
    really should learn to write shouldn’t i?
    no matter!
    so, I have a couple of other recipes to try out on you hun, bt you really must try them before you post them! :)
    Cum round for a baking day some time next week!

  6. wendy permalink
    January 12, 2011 9:15 pm

    Hi there. My son asked me to find his recipe for my wedding on Saturday, so thanks for posting it, it looks delicious. I am just checking though as I have made other fudges before – this has no sugar?
    Thanks.

  7. January 12, 2011 9:23 pm

    The sweetened condensed milk and white chocolate already has quite a lot of sugar in it, so no, it doesn’t need any extra sugar. Icing also has quite a bit of sugar. Hope it goes well!

  8. wendy permalink
    January 13, 2011 7:52 am

    Thats what I figured buut thought I better check first. Thanks for your speedy reply and a great site by the way, have put on my favourites to come back to when time. Thanks :)

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