Reaching the final of Masterchef 2007 was a rollercoaster of emotion, with huge highs and lows, but I loved every minute and learnt a huge amount. I owe a great deal to John and Gregg who had faith in my ability when I did not believe in myself. Since competing on the programme my life has changed considerably. I now write cookery columns for two magazines, give cookery demonstrations and am just working on my 13th cook book - unlucky number for some but not for me!!! I love all forms of country cooking, using seasonal and locally sourced produce. This blog is to enable me to share with you a few of my recipes and baking ideas. Enjoy Hannah xxxx

Tuesday, 22 January 2008

A while ago when posting the recipe for rosewater and cardamom ice I was asked for the recipe the chocolate and pistachio fudge that was served with it! So here you are (finally)!

Chocolate and Pistachio Fudge

Makes 36 squares
Preparation time 10 minutes, plus cooling.

125grams/4 ½ oz butter
4 tbsp milk
300grams/10 ½ oz sifted icing sugar
100grams/3 ½ oz sifted cocoa
100grams/3 ½ oz pistachios, roughly chopped

In a large saucepan, melt the butter, taking care that it does not brown. Add the milk and heat for a further minute. Tip the icing sugar and cocoa into the pan and beat hard with a wooden spoon or a whisk over the heat until the fudge mixture bubbles slightly. The mixture should be quite thick but if it is too stiff add a little extra milk. Stir in the nuts and pour in to a greased 8 inch square cake tin. Leave to cool in the fridge until set and then cut in to squares and place in small cake cases. If you are feeling decadent, top each piece with some gold or silver leaf.


Rosie said...

This really is a lovely recipe! I have some pistachios just waiting for this!

Thanks for sharing :)

Rosie x

Michelle said...

Hi Hannah. I love this recipe. You are one of my favorite bloggers. I'm here in The Bronx, New York. I wanted to let you know you have readers here in America.


Hannah said...

Happy Cooking Rosie and thanks Michelle for your lovely post. So nice to know that people are reading from afar. My brother is in New York so it is nice to know he is in good company!


Marie said...

Yumm! Chocolate and pistachios! Two of my favourite things!