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Nigella’s Pistachio Fudge – Baking Gifts for Mother’s Day

March 6, 2010

This week I wanted to make a gift for Mother’s Day in preparation for next week. I didn’t want to spend too much money on baking but wanted a nice fun gift that would be relatively simple to make. After the success of my fudge at Christmas, I thought it would be a good idea to try a different variety and so I stumbled upon Nigella’s chocolate pistachio fudge.

Making fudge can seemingly be very difficult, requiring a specialist thermometer, but this is made simple (good old Nigella), presumably by the addition of condensed milk to give it that fudgy texture. All this involved was whacking a load of chocolate in with some condensed milk and butter and stirring in some pistachios. You can leave out the pistachios if you don’t like them/are allergic or you could even add a different type of nut – but these of course give a lovely green shade.

So after I’d melted all the ingredients together I simply put them in a lined (this is important – you won’t be able to get your fudge out if you don’t I wager) baking tin and left to set in the fridge overnight. The next morning I woke up to a delicious chocolatey concoction that, while it could have been a little bit MORE fudgy, was still pretty awesome.

Put together in some nice packaging (I salvaged this from Valentine’s Day flowers, so didn’t even have to pay – sorry Mum) and voila, perfect Mother’s Day present.

This week I also wrote about 4 other recipes that I would recommend for your Mum for the big day, which you can find over on lovemoney.com, the best thing about the recommendations is that they all cost around a fiver to make – bargain!

Read Nigella’s chocolate pistachio fudge recipe to find out how it’s done and see below for another picture of the finished product. Happy Mother’s Day!

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