Saturday, October 20, 2012

Chocolate and Rum by Margot Justes

My modem failed and I lost contact to the internet. I don’t have a smart phone, so communication has been difficult at best. If nothing else this has emphasized the need for a smart phone. I’m going to join the 21st century and put the smart phone on the agenda for next year.

In the meantime, I promised a recipe for fudge. Adding the rum was a huge success. I can confirm that rum and chocolate go well together. Very well.


½ cup of butter
1 large can of evaporated milk
2 oz bitter chocolate (I only use Ghirardelli chocolate)
20 oz semi sweet or dark chocolate chips
3 ½ cups of sugar
12 oz dark chocolate
½ lb marshmallows
1 ½ tbsp Vanilla
1 cup of chopped walnuts (I use 2 cups)
1 ½ cups of raisins soaked in rum overnight

Combine butter, canned milk and sugar, stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved, cook to a boil, about 5 minutes.
Turn off heat and add marshmallows, stir until melted, add the 3 types of chocolate, one at a time, stir until each is dissolved. Add vanilla and nuts, and raisin mixture and stir until everything is well blended.
Line a cookie sheet with saran wrap, extending the edges; pour the fudge into the cookie pan, spread evenly with knife or spatula.
Let dry for 2 days. Invert the fudge unto your counter, remove wrap and let dry for another 2 days. Cut into squares and serve.

This recipe makes quite a bit of fudge, I cut it all up and store in a sealed plastic bag. My family loves the fudge; usually it doesn’t last very long. Makes a great gift too…

Margot Justes
A Hotel in Paris
And coming soon A Hotel in Bath


Debra St. John said...

Margot, This sounds heavenly luscious. I might just have to try this...although my hubby tried to make fudge once and it was a huge disaster. Nothing went right and we had a huge mess. Hopefully this one will work out because it sounds to die for!

Morgan Mandel said...

Well, at least you were able to share your recipe, thank goodness!!!

Thanks, Margot!

Morgan Mandel

Deb Larson said...

Sounds yummy! Homemade goodies make the best gifts!!
DL Larson

Margot Justes said...

Deb,this one is a one pot deal and not messy at all and indeed it is yummy.

Morgan, it was a bit tricky-you really realize how you depend on the access.

DL, Yes they do, and this one is so easy. Fill a holiday plate with fudge and wrap it up.