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December 7, 2014

Old-Fashioned Fudge

Old-Fashioned Fudge ~ These Melt-in-the-Mouth, buttery Old-Fashioned Fudge shaped and decorated as Gingerbread Men is the perfect edible gift to just about any Fudge/Candy lover ! No thermometer needed ! #Fudge www.withablast.net

Hello, With A Blast readers ! Cheri here and today I am sharing an easy foolproof recipe for Old-Fashioned Fudge with you. I make these delights just about every weekend when I am spending time with my family at home - yep, I am Linda's daughter, pleased to meet you  !

My Mom makes delicious goodies and treat us all the time with sweet and savory dishes, but {sshhh, don't tell her I told you}, she can not make old-fashioned Fudge....

I never told her my secret recipe, which is of course not a secret ;-)  Two of us together, never work in the kitchen, that's been established years ago, therefore, she had never seen me making the Fudge.

Which means she has never noticed my cellphone open on a certain recipe site the first couple of times.  Yes, you guessed it - I use a recipe from one of my favorite food authors, Nigella and know the recipe by heart after making it dozens of times to date, with a small adaption or two.

Old-Fashioned Fudge ~ These Melt-in-the-Mouth, buttery Old-Fashioned Fudge shaped and decorated as Gingerbread Men is the perfect edible gift to just about any Fudge/Candy lover ! No thermometer needed ! #Fudge www.withablast.net

The Fudge always, but always comes out perfectly and has that amazing melt-in-the-mouth, buttery taste and ultra fine-sugar texture.

Mom wanted to make these into a festive treat to hand out to friends and neighbors, and she was set on making old-fashioned Fudge. Right, two weeks later and a couple of flops {which she actually let me in on!} she, finally asked me to whip up a batch.

Here we are - Nigella's Recipe, slightly adjusted, which I made up to the chilling point and then handed the baking sheet of Fudge over to Mom - she used a cookie cutter, decorated and packaged the Fudge herself.

Old-Fashioned Fudge
Adapted by Cheri from this recipe HERE

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup Soft Butter
1 can (397g) Sweetened Condensed Milk
1/2 cup + 3 TB Milk
2 TB Golden Syrup (van be substituted with corn syrup or honey)
3 1/2 cups Plain White Sugar
2 t Vanilla

Optional:  White Sprinkling Pearls for the eyes, push in gently
                  Christmas Tree Sprinkles, for the nose
                  Bright colored Chocolate Buttons  {stick the Buttons and Christmas Sprinkles to
                                                                            the Fudge, using a drop of melted Chocolate}

DIRECTIONS:

1.) Line a baking sheet with baking paper and keep a small cup with ice-cold Water handy.
2.) Place all ingredients, except the Vanilla, in a deep saucepan over high heat, stirring continuously {NEVER stop stirring} - bring to boiling point, lower heat to simmer.
3.) Simmer, whilst stirring ALL the time, scraping sides as well regularly for 20 minutes until golden brown - drop a little of the mixture into the cup of cold water.
4.) The Fudge is ready when the drop immediately sets to the soft ball stage - remove from the stove, stir in the Vanilla and transfer to the prepared baking sheet.
5.) Let cool in the pan for a bit, then place in the refrigerator until set. {Tip: cut into squares or other shapes after 30 minutes of chilling - return to the refrigerator to fully set and only then remove the pieces}

Store in a sealed container.

Old-Fashioned Fudge ~ These Melt-in-the-Mouth, buttery Old-Fashioned Fudge shaped and decorated as Gingerbread Men is the perfect edible gift to just about any Fudge/Candy lover ! No thermometer needed ! #Fudge www.withablast.net

Thank you all for reading and you might just see me again !

Cheri



11 comments:

  1. That is the same recipe my gram taught me. I never thought of cutting shapes out with cookie cutters though.

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  2. Hi there! Visiting from Creative Mondays! What a great idea, your ones are really cute and I am definitely longing to try this! I adore fudge and the thought of making star-shaped fudge has captured my heart! Thanks for sharing. x

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  3. Yay! Hello, Cheri!! Fudge is such a great treat this time of year - and thank you for sharing your secret recipe! ;)

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  4. Stopping by from Turn It Up Tuesday. These are adorable. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Ha ha...these are adorable. I love their noses! They look pretty tasty too :-)

    Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

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  6. Thanks for the smile with the kitchen drama and your mama. :) I have a foolproof fudge recipe that I love, but I clicked through because I never did shapes; just cut them in squares. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. So adorable! So funny that you guys don't work in the kitchen together but I bet she is glad to have this recipe handed-up, lol! Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday!

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  8. Hello!! Just wanted to let you know I will be using this in a round up (posting soon) from the Teach Me Tuesday party! Very much appreciate you linking up with us ;)

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  9. Yummy!! These look tasty! Thank you so much for linking up to Get Your DIY On! We were so happy to have you and hope you'll link up next month with your Organization Project!

    Mandy @ The Hankful House

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