Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas fudge

Good morning blogging friends. There isn't anything necessarily Christmasy about this fudge, but that said, I have been making it every year for Christmas for a long time now.

My mother loves fudge so as a stocking filler I started making this for her and now it's just a given that she will get a jar full. Put in a pretty jar or placed in some cellophane bags (there's lots of different sizes on Amazon) tied with a bow, it  makes the perfect gift. This Rachel Allen recipe is my favourite.


1x375g tin of condensed milk
100g butter
450g caster sugar

Place the condensed milk, butter and sugar in a saucepan. Stir and bring to a boil. Boil for about 10 minutes, stirring all the time, until it reaches a soft ball stage. To test for this, put 1/2 a teaspoonfull of the fudge into a bowl of cold water, it should be firm but malleable.
Remove from heat and sit the bottom of the pan in a sink/bowl  of cold water that comes 2-3 cm up the outside of the pan. Stir until the fudge cools and goes thick and grainy.
Scrape out the contents into a 8x8 inch tin. Flatten out the fudge until its about 1/2 - 3/4 inch thick. Let cool and cut into squares.
 If you would like to add some flavouring to your fudge such as vanilla, peppermint, coffee etc. you can add a drop or two in at the start. I usually just leave it plain.

I would love to hear if you have a favourite Christmas treat that you like to make. Thanks for stopping by :)


Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Looks delicious! I make butter tarts every year - without raisins. My sister in law and myself love just the filling ;)

Anonymous said...

Hi Jessie..hope your all well..Your fudge looks delicious..always a pleasure to catch up!!!
`Merry Christmas` to you and yours :) x

Alicia said...

Mmmmm, yum yum! Makes me feel like a piece right now! xx

miss b said...

I love fudge and yours looks so delicious - I've just bought some Christmas pudding flavour (hand-made by a local lady)I can't wait to try it.

Sandra said...

Hi, l got your recipes from Alicia as she was advertising them on her blog and l'm so pleased l did they look gorgeous and l will be trying them out, thank you for sharing them:) Sandra H