I recently made fudge for the first time. It was my big brother’s birthday, he likes fudge and I wanted to try a new recipe so this seemed the perfect idea. I packed it in a cellophane bag* and made it look attractive with ribbon. It was greatly appreciated and I thought it would be a good recipe to make for a Fathers’ Day gift. I’m blogging this now as I had to make a trip out to buy a sugar themometer, a useful addition to my kitchen, by reading this a week ahead of Fathers’ Day it gives you time to find a sugar themometer. I picked one up for under £5 at a local cookware store.
The recipe is from a great book my husband bought for one of my many 30th birthday presents. It is a lovely book full of great recipes. You can check it out and buy it below:
Here’s the recipe:
- 450g caster sugar
- 50g unslated butter
- 170g evaporated milk
- 150ml milk
- 150g melted plain chocolate
- Grease a shallow non-stick tin approx 18cm
- Heat the sugar, butter and milks in a non-stick saucepan over a gentle heat, stirring until all of the sugar has dissolved.
- Bring the mixture to the boil and then simmer gently and keep stirring for approx 20-25 mins, at this time test with the sugar thermometer, the mixtxure should have reached 116°c, boil further if the temperature needs to be increased.
- Remove from pan from the heat and add the melted chocolate, beat well until combined.
- Pour into the prepared tin and leave to cool, once cold cut into squares and package.
This recipe will make plenty, so there will be enough for Dads, Dads-in-law, Grandpas etc.
Top Tip: Instead of buying cellophane bags save the clear plastic packaging from shop bought cards, these can be reused and filled with any type of edible gift.