Nigella's Chocolate Pista Fudge
I am among the rare "species" whose bane is NOT chocolate. It does not turn me on nor does it take me into some gastronomical ecstasy. In fact plain chocolate makes me irritated cos I hate the chewy-gooey feeling it has, leaving my teeth in brownish distaste - both look wise and feel wise. Then why this post - you ask?  Because it has pista in it. Oh yes - Nuts and wafers in chocolate is totally doable for me. The crispy/nutty texture with chocolate is something I like (not to make me crazy about it though - but better than "hate"). Another thing I like is making chocolaty goodness for friends and loved ones cos it has takers everywhere. I LOVE seeing the faces brighten up when I give them goodies made with it. Like the two little darlings I made these for.
Nigella's Chocolate Pista Fudge
We were visiting a friend who has two kids. They are most charming, well behaved and the cutest I have met here. It only seemed right that I give them something as sweet as them :). I usually have this itch in my fingers which makes it impossible for me to follow recipes verbatim. But with this one, the itch did an invisible act. Such is this Nigella's recipe - no room for improvement. Its perfect just like her. As gorgeous as the chef herself.  How can a 50+ old woman look like the way she does??? God is sure not fair I tell ya! OK before I go into the "Why God dint make me look half as good" rant - lets go to her recipe!
Image courtesy: Askmen.com
In which angle does she look 50+??!!
Nigella's Chocolate Pista Fudge
References
recipe courtesy nigella lawson
Basic Information
Prep Time: 1 to 2 hours
Cook Time: Under 15 min
Yield: About 32-36 pieces
Ingredients
  • 175 grams (6oz) Dark Chocolate, chopped (see tips)
  • 200 grams (7oz) sweetened Condensed milk
  • 15 grams (0.5oz) unsalted Butter
  • 75 grams (1/2 cup) unsalted Pistachios, coarsely chopped (with shells removed)
  • Pinch of salt
Tips
Use dark chocolate that has at least 70% cocoa solids. I used Godiva brand. Nigella says that you can also use equal amount of semisweet chocolate instead.
Method
1
Place the chopped chocolate, condensed milk, butter and salt into a heavy-based pan.
Nigella's Chocolate Pista Fudge
2
Place it over  low heat and stir until melted
Nigella's Chocolate Pista Fudge
3
and well combined.
Nigella's Chocolate Pista Fudge
4
Add the nuts to the melted chocolate mixture
Nigella's Chocolate Pista Fudge
5
and stir well.
Nigella's Chocolate Pista Fudge
6
Pour this mixture into a square foil tray ( I used a baking pan lined with greased wax paper),
Nigella's Chocolate Pista Fudge
7
smoothing the top. I think I used a 7 inch Square pan. The size of the pan for this doesn't really matter. The smaller the pan, more thick the chocolate fudge will be and larger will make thin ones.
Nigella's Chocolate Pista Fudge
8
Let the fudge cool, then refrigerate until set. Cut into small pieces. You can cut 6X6 lines to make approximately 32-36 pieces.
Nigella's Chocolate Pista Fudge
Now its all ready to be packed up and gifted. Make sure its chilled or else it will melt on ya :) What are you waiting for?  In the words of my chocolate crazed gal pal  "Take a bite and experience chocolate heaven" :) Nigella's Chocolate Pista Fudge
  • Cook time:
  • Prep time:
  • Yields: About 32-36 pieces
Ingredients
  • 175 grams (6oz) Dark Chocolate, chopped (see tips)
  • 200 grams (7oz) sweetened Condensed milk
  • 15 grams (0.5oz) unsalted Butter
  • 75 grams (1/2 cup) unsalted Pistachios, coarsely chopped (with shells removed)
  • Pinch of salt
Tips
Use dark chocolate that has at least 70% cocoa solids. I used Godiva brand. Nigella says that you can also use equal amount of semisweet chocolate instead.
Method
1. Place the chopped chocolate, condensed milk, butter and salt into a heavy-based pan.
2. Place it over  low heat and stir until melted
3. and well combined.
4. Add the nuts to the melted chocolate mixture
5. and stir well.
6. Pour this mixture into a square foil tray ( I used a baking pan lined with greased wax paper),
7. smoothing the top. I think I used a 7 inch Square pan. The size of the pan for this doesn't really matter. The smaller the pan, more thick the chocolate fudge will be and larger will make thin ones.
8. Let the fudge cool, then refrigerate until set. Cut into small pieces. You can cut 6X6 lines to make approximately 32-36 pieces.
Now its all ready to be packed up and gifted. Make sure its chilled or else it will melt on ya :) What are you waiting for?  In the words of my chocolate crazed gal pal  "Take a bite and experience chocolate heaven" :) Nigella's Chocolate Pista Fudge

Recipe Reference

recipe courtesy nigella lawson

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3 Member Reviews

By Aakanksha on Oct 28, 2011

 

Well, I decided to make chocolate fudge this Diwali to serve my guests, but did not know how to make it.

I tried to search it online but failed as most of the recipe contains sugar and my dad-in-law having diabetes, I've to choose a sugar-free option( I know this recipe isn't, but giving one piece a day is fine, I guess). I turned to DK -as I always do- as my great teacher for all my recipes. I found Chocolate Pistachio Fudge recipe and decided to make it this Diwali. But now found a new difficulty, absence of Pistachio.  So instead of Pistachio I used Cashew Nuts. 

 

So this Chocolate Cashew Nuts Fudge made me famous in my close and Extended family as every ladies, whether it's my Sister-in-law or aunties, asking me the recipe of it (not ready to believe that it's so easy) or asking me to give them a demo of the same!

 

Thanks a lot DK for making this Diwali so amazing and Unforgettable

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By anushree on Aug 10, 2011

Was Yummy.........Did not have Pistachio so replaced it with Almonds........very easy to make. Thanks DK

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42 Comments

By polly gill on Dec 3, 2014

I am going to make this as gifts for some of my friends, what it's the best way to store it and how long does it keep for? Just so I know when I can give them their pressies and storage instructions for them!

By Ann Muti on Nov 19, 2014

I m going to try this at the weekend so I can make presents for my friends, I will let you know how it turns out XXX.

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By Berry on Apr 7, 2014

I made this recipe today..followed exactly ,it turned out deliciousssss...so easy to make..thanks for the recipe

By mrs.akill on Mar 10, 2014

i love choclat items im evriday wach tlc nigella recipes . :oops:

By joy on Feb 20, 2014

hi..i would definitely try this one, really looks delicious! what is the shelf life of this recipe pls. thanks!

By Aarthi on Feb 1, 2014

Hi Divya , This does look like a great recipe and easy to try too. Just 2 small doubts - what is the shelf life for this fudge and how can we store it ? Does it need refrigeration for correct storage?

By malu on Nov 2, 2013

Thx for the wonderful recipe, it worked out so tasty and is really easy!!!

By Cobie on Jul 27, 2013

Three friends and I had lunch at our friends new home and after a beautiful Greek lunch she served up Pistachio fudge with coffee. I AM NOW ADDICTED to this lovely fudge. I have just made a double batch, as no dought my children will want to take some home. Thankyou Nigella for and easy to make and delicious recipe. :)

By Indira on Dec 24, 2012

it is such a simple and lovely fudge, should try it out . thank you for such a simple recipe :)

By manisha on Dec 7, 2012

:-P adi poli

By Nikhita on Nov 13, 2012

I Used Nutella for this instead of choclate chunks....And its really yummieshhhhh :) Luved it

By I love sweets on Nov 10, 2012

wow great fudge i made it :twisted:

By Clare bowie on Oct 30, 2012

Hi do u think it would work using soya cream rather than condensed milk to make it vegan ? Thanks clare x

I havent tried anything with soya cream, hence no idea personally.--DK

By Nikhita on Oct 12, 2012

Can i use Nutella instaed of choclate for making this recipe....

By maheen on Sep 4, 2012

yum yum yum it's delicious.nigella I Love'd it.

By Simriti Uppal on Mar 12, 2012

I made this twice! Its super easy to make and simply delicious. With this I can bribe my husband to do anything!

By Lawanya on Jan 17, 2012

loved this... unfortunately i was unable to find Pistachios nuts in SL(Sri Lanka) so i replaced them with pea nuts, cashunuts, plums, rasins, almonds. it came out quite nice... the taste is heavenly <3 <3 :lol:

By sunita on Jan 13, 2012

hi dk i think your step 6 and 7 have become upside down but i tried yr recipe yesterday its a really heavenly taste i tell you low ingredients and easy to follow

By Nisha on Dec 15, 2011

Not too many ingredients, nice, will give it a try. And HOLY COW, I never googled up Nigella Lawson's profile, age, photo or recipes until I read here. How in the world is she maintaining herself ..... looking like 30 at age 50???? ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!!!!!!!!! HOWWWW!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!!

By Shubha on Dec 13, 2011

Hey Dhivya I am having some leftover CHocolate ganache....Any idea if I can use that in this recipe? or any other alternative idea for that Ganache will be appreciated... Please Help DK :)

By Toran on Dec 9, 2011

I love your writing style; quirky, but erudite. We don't see much of that, this side of the pond. Still, one wonders. You profess to not liking chocolate. How about coffee? If not, with those two strikes, you must return to your home galaxy. I hear Elvis is doing a matinee show. Have fun with everything you do; though I am sure you do.

By Arunima on Nov 18, 2011

wow!!it is totally delicious!!i made this and it was very easy to make!! :lol: 8)

By Jumana on Aug 24, 2011

It's so easy.can't wait to try it.

By Sapna on Aug 10, 2011

DK and Swa...you can check this out to make this with cocoa powder, Nestle Milkmaid Sweet Moments, http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=237628432924589&set=a.209707555716677.52292.209680719052694&type=1&theater

By sunita sil on Jul 22, 2011

200 gms condensed milk is how many cups dk

I know that 1 cup has 306 grams..will have to measure and update

By swa on Jul 21, 2011

can it be made with cocoa powder. i cant find dark chocolate in my place

I am not really sure..but do refer Priya's "I Made This" feedback cos she did not find dark chocolate either and substituted with another chocolate. May be you can find that one?

By Nivedita on Jul 16, 2011

book marking it :-)))))))

By Minita on Jul 15, 2011

Heylo what if the fudge is made for diabetic? Can we replace sweetened condensed milk. Please let me know. Thanks

By Yami on Jul 14, 2011

yum yum yummy and it looks easy, but i think it may melts :( , i like almonds in chocolates ;)

By Cooking Foodie on Jul 12, 2011

Super! I am a total chocolate junkie and this recipe is for me... And yes Nigella doesnt look 50+ maybe i too shud start midnight snacking :)

YES! THATS IT! Midnight snacking it is! ;)

By Food Lover on Jul 12, 2011

My oh my, it looks so gooooood, can't wait to try it actually I wanna eat it all right nooow :D

By CurryLeaf on Jul 12, 2011

:-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P Did I mention: I love choc but not nuts, the combo is not preferable to me but the fudge sure is. Looks VERY Tasty and I must try these

By viji venu on Jul 12, 2011

Looks yummy....love the combination of chocolate and nuts. Will it melt once it is outside the fridge. How can we store it?

By Vimitha on Jul 12, 2011

Any nuts in chocolates are my favorite combination and this looks so delectable, rich and yum...

By Miriam on Jul 11, 2011

chocolate n' pistas n' are such a nice combinations...the fudge looks so so perfect n' delectable. i'm booking marking this recipe to make them....:)

By Sl on Jul 11, 2011

hmmmm yummy and looks like very easy to make.........thanks. Can you plz tell me if I can use walnuts instead of pistachio and if walnuts has to be toasted or not.

By sunitasil on Jul 11, 2011

its so easy dk and i have all the ingredients will make it today only :evil: chocolates i looooovvvvvvveeeeeee i hope it will not melt once out from the frigde. how can i store it

By Vardhini on Jul 11, 2011

Yummy and tasty .. never made fudge before. My kids would like it for sure. Vardhini Event: Fast food not Fat food

By Tadka Pasta on Jul 11, 2011

Looks dark and divine!

By Jayasri on Jul 11, 2011

your fudge and Nigella both awesome, will certainly try this out and thanks for sharing, my daughter will die for this heavenly treat and may be give me a pose too like that :)

By Reva on Jul 11, 2011

Yummy fudge:) I am not a big fan of chocolate either... but an occasional treat like this one is good:) Reva