Hello everybody!

We think its time to knock up a little bit of fudge. A nice very simple recipe to get you started! Then you can go mad with all different flavours and colours.

When I think of fudge it always reminds me of a trip to Edinburgh in Scotland, a shop on the Royal Mile. It had every flavour you could think of, I`ve never spent so much money on fudge in my life. But it tastes soooo good.

I would suggest that you use a thermometer with this recipe, you may not have one, but i think it is always good idea to have one, plus you can use it for so many different recipes.

You will need…..

  • 310g caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of liquid glucose
  • 290ml double cream
  • 110g butter
  • 1 tablespoon of icing sugar, sifted
  • little bit of oil for greasing
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Prepare a tray which has a raised edge, around 6 inch square would be the best, by greasing it lightly with oil. We didn’t have one so we used our oven tray and partitioned it off with some greaseproof paper.

Put your sugar, glucose, cream,butter and vanilla extract into a heavy bottomed saucepan.

Place on the heat and bring slowly to the boil, stirring frequently. When it starts boiling reduce the heat. Now we have to bring the mixture to 115c /235f, but not too fast, you don’t want it boiling quickly.

When you reach that temperature, carefully pour into a mixing bowl and add your icing sugar, remember the mix is hot hot hot!

Pour your hot fudge into your prepared tin and allow to cool and set.

Better to leave it overnight to set (you can have some for your breakfast 😉 we did ha ha) cut into petit four-sized pieces, and enjoy!

Now if you like the taste of chocolate fudge, just leave out the vanilla extract and add 110g melted chocolate just after adding the icing sugar and mix well! Peace out

T&G

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