Executive pastry chef of Spago Beverly Hills and author of The Secrets of Baking shares a recipe that reminds her of childhood.
Servings: Makes 64 pieces
  • 1 piece (2 inches) fresh ginger , peeled and very finely grated
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate , finely chopped
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate , finely chopped
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter , softened
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Directions
    Line an 8" x 8" baking pan with aluminum foil, letting foil extend at 2 sides. Spray with cooking spray.

    Wrap grated ginger in a dampened kitchen towel, then squeeze and twist towel firmly over a small bowl to yield scant 2 tablespoons juice.

    In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine sweetened condensed milk and whole milk. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes. Remove pan from heat, add chocolates and let stand 1 minute. Add butter, salt and ginger juice. Whisk until chocolates and butter melt and mixture is smooth. Pour into prepared pan. Let cool, then refrigerate until firm, about 4 hours or overnight.

    To serve, lift fudge from pan using foil ends; place on a cutting board. Cut into 1-inch squares.


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