Easy chocolate lavender fudge recipe

5 Oct

Chocolate lavender fudge - The Hungry Mum

My mum can grow lavender like nobody else can. While I buy and plant pot after pot that slowly withers and dies hers flourishes through little more than neglect and the occasional picking of a few stems.

I adore lavender, not lest because it is so bee-friendly. And as we (should) all know by now, no bees = no me.

It is also wonderful to cook with. I have posted recipes previously for lavender and honey cupcakes https://thehungrymum.com/2015/05/26/lavender-and-honey-cupcakes/

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and lavender and lemon cake https://thehungrymum.com/2014/07/18/how-to-make-lavender-and-lemon-cake/

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I wondered how it would pair with chocolate – the answer, in case you’re curious, is very well indeed. I am somewhat of a novice fudge-maker but I was very happy with these results.

I think a batch of chocolate lavender fudge in a tin would make a lovely ‘thinking of you’ or ‘welcome to the neighbourhood’ gift. At Christmas it would also make a pretty addition to the dessert table.

I tweaked a recipe from Boulder Locavore, here’s the original: http://boulderlocavore.com/chocolate-lavender-fudge-with-salted-caramel-top/

If you need to buy lavender for this recipe ensure it is food-grade. You may have to seek it out at specialist food shops – don’t grab a bunch from your florist or garden centre as it is important to only use blooms that haven’t been sprayed with any chemicals.

GATHER:

2 ½ cups dark chocolate, chopped

1 can sweetened condensed milk

3 tablespoons butter

1 tablespoon lavender, finely snipped with scissors

sprinkle best quality salt – I used vanilla salt

The Hungry Mum Chocolate lavender fudge

LET’S GET TO IT:

Spray a 20cm x 20cm slice pan with non-stick spray then line with non-stick baking paper, allowing overhang.

In a medium glass or ceramic bowl place the chocolate, sweetened condensed milk and butter. Chose a pan on which the bowl will snugly fit, then fill the pan about a third of the ay with water. Place bowl on top, heat to a simmer, then stir the mix until melted and smooth.

Remove from heat then scrape into pan. Carefully tap on bench a few times to remove air bubbles, then sprinkle over the lavender and salt.

Cool in the fridge overnight, then slice into small squares to serve.

Chocolate lavender fudge

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21 Responses to “Easy chocolate lavender fudge recipe”

  1. Shanna Koenigsdorf Ward October 5, 2015 at 1:28 pm #

    This looks like a GREAT recipe. 🙂 I love the fancy salt and anything lavender.

    • The Hungry Mum October 16, 2015 at 5:39 am #

      Same! My fancy salt collection is a bit outta control!

  2. Fourth Generation Farmgirl October 5, 2015 at 1:35 pm #

    Looks fantastic, and I love your photos! 🙂

  3. youthfoodblog October 5, 2015 at 11:41 pm #

    Very good-looking chocolate fudge!

  4. sherry from sherrys pickings October 6, 2015 at 12:39 am #

    yum! i love chocolate and lavender together. sounds delish:)

  5. Callie | Flour and Fancy October 6, 2015 at 2:45 am #

    Wow. This looks incredible. The next time I’m having a chocoholic moment, I’m reaching for this recipe!

    • The Hungry Mum October 9, 2015 at 11:11 am #

      Thanks Callie! It is super simple and perfect for a chocolate craving.

  6. Kim-Joy Hewlett October 7, 2015 at 2:53 pm #

    I’ve never tried lavender and chocolate together before, but now I want to try it!

  7. Anna @ shenANNAgans October 9, 2015 at 5:04 am #

    This post has inspired a vegan chocolate lavender fudge bake up on the weekend. If it works, I am going to kiss you! 🙂

    • The Hungry Mum October 9, 2015 at 11:10 am #

      oooh, yay! Of course it will work! And I get a kiss – woo hoo!

  8. ChgoJohn October 9, 2015 at 2:46 pm #

    This fudge looks so good! I rarely make fudge unless it’s a gift. I have absolutely no will power when fudge is around. I know that a batch of your fudge would have, at best, a 24 hour shelf-life in my home — but I would be so very happy. 🙂

  9. Nicole - Champagne and Chips October 10, 2015 at 11:05 pm #

    I love lavender in cooking (so much) I also love how easy this recipe sounds. The idea of fudge usually scares me (candy thermometers!) but this sounds fantastic

    • The Hungry Mum October 11, 2015 at 12:38 am #

      Bloody candy thermometers – bought a really dear glass one and of course it broke after 1 use. I’m all about making tricky recipes simple.

  10. Daphne December 15, 2015 at 12:35 pm #

    Good Afternoon to you, Can I ask, does it matter which type of lavender I use in this recipe. I grow French lavender and Hidcote lavender in my garden…. is one better than the other.
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

    • The Hungry Mum December 19, 2015 at 4:39 am #

      Oooh, that;s a technical Q! It doesn’t matter which lavender you use, I just used what my mum had growing in her garden 🙂

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