This White Chocolate Rocky Road Fudge combines two classic candies – Fudge and Rocky Road to make an incredibly decadent Christmas treat!
If you’ve ever visited Mumbai or stay here, you’ll vouch for the fact that the weather is less than pleasant. Being so close to the sea, the humidity is always at its peak and a 20 degree Celsius weather which the rest of the world considers summer is our winter!
When the temperatures get unbearable especially during the summers and monsoons, we make sure to take a break from daily life and head to Lonavala, a hill station that sees a lot of Mumbaikars enjoying the rains and the chilly weather when others back home sweat it out.
One of the things that I love about this place apart from the weather of course is their massive offerings of chikki (nut brittles) and fudge of unbelievable flavour combinations! I remember getting kilos of boxes of different fudge flavours and gobbling them down throughout the 2 hour journey home after a relaxing weekend. And if we were lucky and had some left, we would eat it the next day! Totally addicting and so tasty!
Obviously, taking a trip to Lonavala every other weekend is not a possibility even if it is just a 2 hour drive. So, what do you do when the fudge craving hits and your heart has made up its mind that it won’t focus on any other thing until it gets what it wants!
The heart wants what it wants! Period!
Simple – you make your fudge at home!
Plus, it’s Christmas time and you tend to rack your brains to come up with creative and thoughtful gift ideas that could be potential jaw – droppers for friends and family.
Look no more!
I have come up with the perfect way to whip up the favourite Christmas treat of all times – the fudge but in a fresh new way that will leave your folks saying … what the FUDGE!!!!?
It’s a White Chocolate Rocky Road Fudge if you haven’t guessed already and it is way too good.
This is a much firmer fudge and once you bite into it, there is a celebration of textures from the wobbliness of the strawberry jelly, to the crunch of the pistachios and chocolate candy.
Go ahead, gift these to your fam and watch them revel in the Christmas spirit!
- 100 grams White Chocolate
- 354 grams Caster Sugar
- 100 mls Milk
- 75 mls Cream
- 50 grams butter
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 50 grams Pistachios
- 60 grams Strawberry Jelly Candy (Firm wobbly ones)
- 36 grams Chocolate based candy
- 25 grams Butterscotch Chips
- Cacao nibs (optional)
- Line a 9 cm x 18 cm rectangular or a wider pan for thinner fudge with parchment paper.
- In a heavy bottomed saucepan, add the chopped white chocolate, sugar, milk and cream.
- On a low heat, stir to combine until all of the sugar and white chocolate dissolves.
- Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to low.
- Stop stirring at this point and do not put your spatula or spoon back into the saucepan.
- Clip your Candy Thermometer on the saucepan and let the mix cook until it reaches a temperature of 237 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Occasionally swirl the saucepan to make sure the mix doesn’t burn at the bottom.
- Take it off the heat once it reaches the temperature and add the butter.
- Leave it just the way it is without stirring or taking the thermometer off.
- Let it sit undisturbed until the temperature falls down to 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Add the vanilla extract.
- Use an electric hand mixer and on high speed, beat the mix until it loses its glossy sheen and turns matte. This will take anywhere between 7 and 10 minutes.
- With just 1 minute to go, stop and add the mix – ins. These include the pistachios, Strawberry Jelly Candy, Chocolate based Candy and the butterscotch chips.
- Mix again for the next 1 minute and then using a spatula, immediately pour into the prepared tin.
- Top with cacao nibs (optional).
- Let it sit for about 3-4 hours or overnight in the refrigerator.
- Cut into desired sized squares and serve or pack for gifting.
- This white chocolate and rocky road fudge is incredibly rich so make sure you make smaller, bite sized squares.