Thursday, August 30, 2012

Fathers' Day rocks

Two piles of rocks.




One is from under my clothesline and the other is delicious!

The boys at our church's boys' club made fudge for Fathers' Day this week.  Not just any fudge - cookies 'n' cream fudge rocks.  


The original idea and recipe came from this post at Hungry Happenings. But just so you don't have to think too hard about quantity conversions, here's what I did.

For one batch, you'll need about 650g of white chocolate, 1 tin of sweetened condensed milk, a pinch of salt and half a packet of chocolate ripple cookies.  Optional: red food dye and cocoa powder.



Crush all the cookies until they are crumbs but not entirely dust.  In a saucepan, on a gentle heat, melt together the condensed milk and the white chocolate.

Stir in 1/4 cup of biscuit crumbs. 

The rocks look more authentic if there is a bit of variation in their colour. So divide your mixture into 3 or 4 bowls.  Leave one batch untouched.  To another add about another 1/4 cup of the biscuit crumbs.  To the next one add one drop of red food dye and a bit more of the biscuit mixture.  And to the final batch, add a teaspoon of cocoa powder.  Once you've stirred that all in, cover each of your mixtures with some gladwrap and leave it to sit for at least half an hour.  Then you can mould it up into rocks.

I'm told by the wonders of Google that fudge will keep at room temperature for several days if you seal it well in an airtight container.  The fudge that the boys used was pre-made by me several hours in advance of the night and it was still flexible enough to mould.  Apparently, fudge does not like the fridge - dries out and gets crusty - but is quite happy being frozen for a couple of months.

And then package it all up appropriately!



6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yum! You're amazing!! J

CardsAsGifts said...

I should think that your instructions for storing fudge for any significant period of time is surplus to requirements, I am sure it will all be eaten by the end of the day :-)

Deb said...

Cardsasgifts comment as eaten by Blogger:

I should think that your instructions for storing fudge for any significant period of time is surplus to requirements, I am sure it will all be eaten by the end of the day :-)

Deb said...

I actually ended up giving some of the leftovers away. After making four batches, I never want to see fudge again. Till tomorrow....

Deb said...

And J's comment:

Yum! You're amazing!! J

Deb said...

Ta! Wish I could send some your way.