What is Christmas without some fudge to nibble on? I’ve attempted fudge a few times in my past, and it has always ended in abject failure – crunchy fudge or fudge flecked with burnt bits from where it’s caught is not the fudge I am looking for. However this recipe was a joy to make. Quick, easy and delicious. Perfect!
For enough fudge to make you feel sick and also give as presents you need:
- 1 x 397 tin condensed milk
- 80g salted butter
- 150g light brown muscavado sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
- 1 tsp salt flakes
Begin by placing the milk, sugar and butter in a heavy based pan. Gently melt the butter and sugar into the milk. Once it has melted, slowly bring to the boil stirring constantly. Don’t be tempted to rush this phase.
After about 5 mins of constant stirring you’ll feel the texture of the fudge change. At this point drop a small amount into a glass of cold water to check it’s at the soft ball stage. You want it to form a ball and be nice and soft. If this happens, remove from the heat. If not keep heating until it does.
Add the vanilla and salt, then beat vigorously for 2-3 mins. Again, you’ll feel the fudge change in consistency as you beat it signalling that it’s done.
Tip into a 20cm square baking dish lined with greaseproof paper and leave to set. Merry Christmas 🙂