27 Jul 2011 2 Comments
Ok this isn’t healthy. I’m not going to pretend that I’ve modified this recipe to present you with nutritious and low-calorie fudge – I haven’t. This is sugary yummy fudge just like momma used to make!
However I will say that this recipe yields about 35 to 40 bite-size pieces of fudge and so I spread it out for days by just having a piece or two at a time. Yeah right, I hear you say but trust me, portion control is easy with this fudge as it’s incredibly rich and satisfying.
Making sweets is really good fun so if you’ve never tried it then give it a go with this recipe!
Traditional Homemade Fudge
Makes 35 to 40 bite-size pieces of fudge. Preparation time 25 minutes plus 3 hours to set.
1 tin of condensed milk (400g)
100g butter/margarine (I use Kerry Low-Low)
450g caster sugar
Cooking oil spray
Spray a square cake tin with cooking oil, line with parchment paper and spray again.
Place the condensed milk, butter/margarine and caster sugar in a saucepan over a medium heat. Stir until combined and then bring to the boil – keep stirring so the sugar doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan.
Reduce heat until the mixture is simmering and maintain the simmer for 10 minutes. Keep stirring!
Remove the saucepan from the heat and place in a bowl of cold water that is a couple of inches high. Using an electric whisk to save your arms, whisk the fudge for around 8 to 10 minutes – you will know it is ready when it becomes matt rather than shiny and is so thick that it’s getting difficult to whisk it.
Pour the fudge into the prepared tin and smooth the surface with a spatula. Put in the fridge for at least 3 hours to allow it to set and then slice into 35 to 40 pieces.
These would make a lovely gift for somebody – just pop in a nice box! I keep the fudge in a container in the fridge during the summer to maintain its firmness but this isn’t necessary in the winter.
Do you enjoy old-fashioned sweets like fudge? Have you ever made candy from scratch?
Something to Chew Over – everyday food, just a little special!
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