Vanilla fudge

steve bennett

steve bennett

10th February 2012
steve bennett

Vanilla fudge

Can be coated in chocolate, or finished with chopped nuts.
Nice on its own, or with sultanas or almonds through it.

Ingredients

  • 1.5kg caster sugar (a)
  • 500g glucose syrup (a)
  • 450ml double cream (or 1/2 clotted cream) (a)
  • 525g milk chocolate (b)
  • 125g diced butter (b)
  • 120g sultanas or flaked almonds (optional) (c)

Method

Put (a) in a large pan, with the cream going in first, so it sits on the bottom of the pan.
Gently heat, stirring occasionally until the sugar is dissolved, then turn up the heat and cook, stirring more often, until it reaches a 'milky coffee' colour. Remove from heat, and let stand for five minutes. After five minutes, add (b) and stir continuosly until the chocolate and butter are melted and fully incorporated. Line a gastro tray with greaseproof paper, and if using (c) sprinkle on the bottom of the tray.
Pour the fudge mix into the tray, taking care to allow (c) to stay spread around the whole base of the tray.
Allow to cool at room temperature for at least two hours.
The fudge should be fully firm when cold.
Cut to size, and store in an airtight tin/ tub until ready to use.

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