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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 !

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 ~ 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

Old-Fashioned Fudge
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
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 !
Course: Dessert
Author: Linda Nortje
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Butter softened
  • 1 can (397g) Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1/2 cup Milk + an extra 3 Tablespoons Milk
  • 2 TB Golden Syrup (can be substituted with corn syrup or honey)
  • 3 1/2 cups White Sugar
  • 2 t Vanilla Essence
OPTIONAL:
  • White Sprinkling Pearls for the eyes, push in gently
  • Christmas Tree Sprinkles for the nose
  • Bright colored Chocolate Buttons see note below
Instructions
  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)
Recipe Notes

Bright colored Chocolate Buttons (stick the Buttons and Christmas Sprinkles to the Fudge, using a drop of melted Chocolate)

Adapted by Cheri from this recipe HERE

Store in a sealed container.
Thank you all for reading and you might just see me again !

Cheri

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

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Mandy Hank

Sunday 21st of December 2014

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

Bobbi @ 3GLOL

Monday 15th of December 2014

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 ;)

Rachel Beach

Friday 12th of December 2014

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!

Audrey Humaciu

Thursday 11th of December 2014

This sounds fabulous. Pinning.

MomPrepares

Thursday 11th of December 2014

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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