Cheat's Chocolate Stout Fudge

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Cheat's Chocolate Stout Fudge

This fuss-free fudge is made with condensed milk simmered with melted dark chocolate and a chunk of butter. Swirl in a chocolate stout syrup. Dust in a little icing sugar. Then beat until silky. It makes a rich and smooth fudge that makes a great gift.

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  • 200ml chocolate stout
  • 500g dark chocolate couverture
  • 397g condensed milk
  • 25g salted butter
  • 100g icing sugar
  • Pretzel sticks, to top (optional)

Prep: 10 mins + chilling | Cook: 20 mins
Makes: 20-30 pieces

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1. Line a medium-sized, high-sided baking tin or dish with baking paper. Pour the chocolate stout into a small pan. Place on a medium heat and simmer gently for about 15 mins till reduced by half.
2. While the stout simmers, tip the chocolate couverture, condensed milk and butter into a large pan. Pop on a medium-low heat and warm till the chocolate has melted, stirring regularly. The mix will be very thick. Take off the heat.
3. Sieve in the icing sugar, then add the stout syrup. Beat to combine. Leave to cool for 10 mins, then beat vigorously with electric beaters until silky and smooth looking. About 5-10 mins should be enough. This isn’t essential, but it does give the fudge a velvety texture.
4. Pour the fudge mixture into your lined tin. Sprinkle over a a pinch of salt. If you want to add a pretzel topping, break a handful of pretzel sticks into small pieces and sprinkle them over the top, gently pressing them into the fudge.
5. Leave to cool at room temperature, then slide into the fridge to chill for at least 4 hrs. When set, cut into small squares and serve. This fudge will keep in the fridge for up to 3 weeks in an airtight cotainer.
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