Friday, 8 August 2014

How To: Making Homemade Fudge

I'm not a cook, I don't claim to be but where possible I like to make things from scratch. You know, just to feel old fashioned and stuff as well as seeing what goes into everything. I was Google-ing home made treats to bake to make a difference from the usual cake and cupcakes and came across this quick and 'easy' recipe for homemade vanilla fudge. I'm so lovely to you all that I thought I'd share it!


You will need:
250 grams soft butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
175 ml milk
2 tablespoons golden syrup
1 x 397 grams can condensed milk
800 grams granulated sugar

Equipment:
Pan.
Wooden Spoon.
Small Bowl of Iced Water
12x8 / 10x10 tin.
A knife.


Now the rest is surprisingly easy...
- Literally dump it all into your pan, minus the vanilla and keep stirring until it comes through the boil.

- Keep stirring while the mixture boils for about 20 minutes until it turns to the recognizable golden colour.

- At this stage take some on your spoon and let a drop fall into the ice water. If it's now a soft form-able solid state you may remove it from the heat carefully...if not keep stirring! (Ours took about 30mins, it all depends of your pan).

- Once removed from the heat you can add your vanilla!

- This step is alot easier with an electric whisk, however if you don't have one or if yours is in storage with all of your other possessions like me make sure there are more people willing to take turns while you whisk the heck out of the mixture until it's a similar texture to stiff peanut butter.

- The time has come to pour it into your tray, smooth it down and pop it in the fridge. Don't leave it there too long though or it'll set too hard. (Check it between an hour and 2 hours).

Finally cut it into squares and gobble it up until you feel sick! Well maybe best not to do that, but that's what I did.


We actually ended up sending a box into my Mams work and a box into my Dad's work because there was just so much of it! So do beware that these ingredients make a big batch. I think it's a really fun idea as a little homemade part of a gift for someone. You know in a Pinterest style jar, with a ribbon around it. haha
Let me know if you try/have tried making Vanilla Fudge and send photos!

18 comments:

  1. Oh my god. I think I am going to have to try this, it looks DELICIOUS. Although, I have started the stricter part of my diet today. I think I'll bookmark this for when my hips and lips can take it. NOM NOM!
    Rebecca xxx
    www.queenbeady.com

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    1. We all need a cheat day! Go on...make yourself some :P x

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  2. yum! vanilla fudge, this sounds so good. thanks for the recipe!! :)

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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  3. Mmmm this looks so delicious! I love fudge I make peanut butter fudge at Christmas as gifts for my friends! It's great because it's so simple but so yummy :D

    hellomissjordan.blogspot.co.uk xx

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    1. Mind. Blown. You can tell I live a sheltered life because I didnt even know that existed!! haha
      What a fab gift though. Something home/handmade is always special. x

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  4. This looks so good! I've never attempted to make fudge before and it seems so easy to do! Thanks for sharing x

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    1. Oh it really is! I never thought it would work out and just took photos incase and then it did! haha x

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  5. I'm going to get so fat the amount of fudge I'm going to make! Haha.
    Thanks for sharing! :)
    Kloe xx
    skullsnkisses.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Ah Kloe, it makes me sad to admit it but I've put on alot of weight recently and I can't say that this didn't contribute...eat within moderation! lol!
      x

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  6. This looks SO SO yummy - really want to try it! great post :) xx

    www.emmagriffy.com

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  7. Hmmm it looks delicious!

    xx, Be || lovefrombe

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  8. I've always wanted to make home made fudge!! I might just try it as you say it's easy :)

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    1. I swear down it really was so much easier than I expected. Try it! :D x

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  9. Fudge is one of my absolute favourite things to make- and my friends/family/teachers/flatmates/random strangers love it!. The vanilla and syrup are new ingredients to me, I might have to give this a go to see what the difference is. Anyone reading- the key to good fudge is get it REALLY hot. If it isn't setting, it wasn't hot enough, so just stick it back and the pan and get it hotter :) Oh and wear long sleeves while you make it to avoid burns if it splashes a little! Xxx
    www.homewithjenny.blogspot.co.uk

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