Treat yourself, or make a gift of indulgent homemade fudge with this recipe. You could also use this confection in a range of desserts, biscuits and cakes.
Our ultimate fudge is one of our oldest and most treasured recipes. Loved through the generations, it makes a great homemade gift for your family and friends. Made with our delicious Sugar and Crumbs Natural Flavoured Icing Sugars.
In addition, you can make it using any of our Natural Flavoured Icing Sugar, so why not trying a Banana Split, Raspberry Ripple or Black Cherry fudge?
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During our Facebook Live, she demonstrated how to use our Natural Flavoured Icing Sugars to make this delicious fudge.
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1. Place the butter into a large non-stick saucepan and melt over a low heat. Stir until melted.
2. Add in the condensed milk and whisk in well. Gradually add in the icing sugar and whisk non stop.
3. Bring to the boil whisking continuously scraping the base of the pan. Take care while the mixture boils and during whisking as the fudge will be VERY hot!
4. To test its ready drop a little of the mixture into a jug of ice cold water. A soft ball of fudge should form. Or check with a sugar thermometer if you have one (approximately 112c- 115 C for soft fudge and 118C for tablet fudge). If you don’t have a thermometer then its ready to pour out once the mixture starts to come away from the sides for the soft fudge. For tablet fudge continue to boil for a bit longer. The mixture will be more caramel coloured and will bubble quite high (please note there is only 3 minutes cooking time between these two types of fudge).
5. Remove from the heat and beat the fudge until very thick and starting to set.
6. Pour into the prepared tin (16-18cm square tin) and leave to cool before cutting into squares. If you wish you can add chopped nuts or fruits.
How to store
Whether you make fudge at home or buy it fresh from a candy store, the storage method affects the quality of the rich treat. Proper wrapping and storage containers slow the moisture loss to keep the fudge tasting fresh and prevent it from drying out. You can store the candy at room temperature for a week or more. For longer storage, store it in the refrigerator or freezer for the best results.