My Mother-in-law Cathy, makes the best fudge in the world and I’m super excited to share her delicious recipe for this sweet treat my husband adored as a child and still loves today!
Fudge makes the most wonderful DIY gift for any time of the year but we often package them up with ribbons as gifts at Christmas.
Easy to make, it’s one of those therapeutic recipes that allows you to lose yourself in due to the amount of stirring involved. Anything repetitive like that makes me seriously relax.
I also dip my finger in the bowl at the end once it’s cooled as the mixture tastes of my favourite dessert: sticky toffee pudding!
- 4 cups sugar (we like muscovado sugar for it’s deep flavour and chocolately hue)
- 25 ml golden syrup
- 1 tin condensed milk
- 187 ml milk
- 125 g butter
Place all the ingredients into a pot. Stir over a medium heat until the mixture boils. Turn the heat down to low. Simmer slowly for 25 minutes until brown, stirring occasionally.
Remove from the heat and beat with a wooden spoon for about 6 minutes until the fudge starts to set on the sides of the pot.
Pour immediately into a greased baking tin and leave to set in room temperature.
You can add one teaspoon of vanilla extract or caramel essence when removing from the heat to add flavour if you like.
Cut into pieces with a sharp knife.
Stored in an air-tight container, fudge stays fresh in a cool, dry place for 1-2 weeks. If kept in the fridge, it can last for 2-3 weeks and in a freezer for 2-3 months.
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