Make Your Own Fudge

The holidays are coming and you want to be able to serve something sweet? Or maybe you just crave something sweet but are flat-broke and are looking for something quick and easy to whip up? How about some home made fudge? Everybody loves fudge, right?!

It’s easy to make and even better; it’s cheap. Most of the ingredients needed for this recipe are probably already in your own kitchen.

Safety first: Boiled sugar is VERY hot and bubbles up, so use a 2-3 quart pot, wear long mitts and stir with a heatproof spatula. Now that we’ve got that covered, let us make some yummie fudge 🙂

– 400ml of condensed milk
– 150ml whole milk
– 450gr sugar
– 1/2 cup of butter

Also needed:
– A square tin, greased and lined
– A heavy bottomed pan
– Wooden spoon
– Glass of water

How to:
1. Add all of the ingredients to your heavy bottomed pan and turn on to a low heat
2. Stir until the sugar dissolves completely, this will take quite a while.
3. Bring to a boil – you should be looking out for small popping bubbles.
4. Allow to simmer for around 10 minutes. Keep stirring and make sure to run your spoon over the bottom of the pan to prevent the mixture from sticking.
5. Test to see if the fudge is done; drop a small amount of the mixture into a glass of cold water. If it forms a tight ball it is done, if not keep going.
6. Once it has reached the above stage take it off the heat and beat with your wooden spoon for around 10 minutes, when specks should start to appear. Stir these grainy speck through the mixture.
7. Pour into your tin, smooth out the top and allow to cool.
8. Once cold, cut into bite sized chunks.

Variations & Tips:
– This fudge recipe is utterly gorgeous in the original state, but you can always experiment. You could add like rum, stem ginger, raisins, chocolate etc. at step 6 – when the fudge comes off the heat.
– Don’t have a square tin? Just use baking paper, lay it out and pour drops of the hot fudge on it.

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