Cooking Classics: Microwave Chocolate Fudge

Cooking Classics. How To Make Microwave Chocolate Fudge By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Brand Cooking & Baking Tutorials Editorial Director TV Cooking Personality Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Food Stylist Pastry Chef Writer Game Day Entertaining Modern Southern SocialsCooking Classics

The Technique

Microwave Chocolate Fudge

Microwave Chocolate Fudge is a beginners candy without the need for a thermometer nor a heavy sauce pan like the stove top Chocolate Fudge version. In approximately five minutes, the mixture is ready to pour onto a buttered platter. Learn how to make this so simple confection your friends & family will love. Look to The Essential Guide To Making Homemade Candy for additional pointers & advice for preparing small batch sweets in your own kitchen.

Cooking Classics. How To Make Microwave Chocolate Fudge By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Brand Cooking & Baking Tutorials Editorial Director TV Cooking Personality Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Food Stylist Pastry Chef Writer Game Day Entertaining Modern Southern Socials

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makes about 1 1/3 lbs

1 {16-oz} package powdered sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/4 tsp table salt
1/4 cup whole milk
1 tsp pure vanilla extract 
1/2 cup butter, cut into pieces

Place the powdered sugar, the cocoa & the salt in a large glass bowl. Add the milk & the vanilla. It is not necessary to stir the ingredients together. Place the butter over the top of the ingredients. Microwave on High power 2 minutes; stir the mixture until incorporated. Microwave on High power an additional minute. Beat the warm mixture with an electric hand mixer 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or until it begins to thicken & cling to the top of the bowl sides. It will loose it’s glossy appearance. Pour the mixture onto a buttered platter & spread it to the edges with an offset spatula. Cool completely at room temperature, about 1 hour. Cut the chocolate fudge into pieces. 

The Note

For testing purposes only, I used a 1200 watt General Electric microwave oven model number JES2051DN2WW. Microwave oven wattages vary. Cook times may differ slightly based on the make & model you use. Adjust accordingly for safe & accurate results.

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{testing notes}

Cooking Classics. How To Make Microwave Chocolate Fudge By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Brand Cooking & Baking Tutorials Editorial Director TV Cooking Personality Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Food Stylist Pastry Chef Writer Game Day Entertaining Modern Southern Socials How To Make Homemade CandyHow To Make Microwave Chocolate Fudge

My mother always pours fudge onto a buttered platter. I don’t recall that particular dish being used to serve anything else. Once set, she would cut the candy into casual slices & arrange them in a crystal dish on a pedestal. Fudge makes a wonderful hostess gift for friends, too. Place the pieces in a small parchment paper-lined box then stack the candy between sheets of the paper.

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A few key pieces of equipment will be needed in order to complete the task. Read through the recipe instructions before beginning. Here’s what you should know.

Cooking Classics. How To Make Microwave Chocolate Fudge By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Brand Cooking & Baking Tutorials Editorial Director TV Cooking Personality Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Food Stylist Pastry Chef Writer Game Day Entertaining Modern Southern Socials How To Make Homemade CandyNo. 1

The Ingredients

Place the powdered sugar, the cocoa & the salt in a large glass bowl. Add the milk & the vanilla. It is not necessary to stir the ingredients together. Place the butter over the top of the ingredients. 

Cooking Classics. How To Make Microwave Chocolate Fudge By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Brand Cooking & Baking Tutorials Editorial Director TV Cooking Personality Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Food Stylist Pastry Chef Writer Game Day Entertaining Modern Southern SocialsNo. 2
 

The Cooking Procedure

Microwave on High power 2 minutes; stir the mixture until incorporated. The bowl & the mixture will be hot & the butter will melt once it is blended together. Use oven mitts to transfer the bowl from the microwave to the countertop.

Cooking Classics. How To Make Microwave Chocolate Fudge By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Brand Cooking & Baking Tutorials Editorial Director TV Cooking Personality Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Food Stylist Pastry Chef Writer Game Day Entertaining Modern Southern Socials
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The mixture will not be smooth. Use oven mitts to place the bowl back into the microwave. Cook on High power an additional minute. 

Cooking Classics. How To Make Microwave Chocolate Fudge By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Brand Cooking & Baking Tutorials Editorial Director TV Cooking Personality Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Food Stylist Pastry Chef Writer Game Day Entertaining Modern Southern SocialsNo. 3

The Beating

Remove the bowl from the microwave using oven mitts. Beat the warm mixture with an electric hand mixer 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or until it begins to thicken & cling to the top of the bowl sides. It will loose it’s glossy appearance. This step will ensure the candy is smooth.

Cooking Classics. How To Make Microwave Chocolate Fudge By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Brand Cooking & Baking Tutorials Editorial Director TV Cooking Personality Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Food Stylist Pastry Chef Writer Game Day Entertaining Modern Southern SocialsNo. 4

The Pouring & The Cooling

Pour the mixture onto a buttered platter & spread it to the edges with an offset spatula. Cool completely at room temperature, about 1 hour. 

Cooking Classics. How To Make Microwave Chocolate Fudge By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Brand Cooking & Baking Tutorials Editorial Director TV Cooking Personality Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Food Stylist Pastry Chef Writer Game Day Entertaining Modern Southern SocialsNo. 5

The Chocolate Fudge

Cut the chocolate fudge into pieces. Use a small offset spatula or butter knife to help loosen the fudge from the platter.

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