Now I always thought fudge was a complicated story – so I never made it. I left it to the professionals… and I was happy to leave fudge making to the experts. After all, who in their right minds wants to know how to make fudge, a life skill I am sure but no, I didn’t want to know the tricks and inner alchemy of this intricate golden delicacy…
But when you live with a celebrity chef who spends an entire year pining for Jamie’s mega chocolate fudge cake then you need to know how to make fudge… It’s that simple and frankly if I had known how easy it was to make fudge I would have been making it for years, ignorance is slightly leaner.
This is what you are aiming for:
Let’s Meet The Players: These measurements are all according to our little chef so don’t panic if you are slightly off…
- 1 can of condensed milk
- 1 cup of castor sugar
- 1 knob of butter (about 50 grams)
- 2 tablespoons of syrup
- 1 capful of vanilla essence
Let’s Play The Game:
Step 1: Pour your sugar into a pot.
Step 2: Measure and add your butter.
Step 3: Add in your can of condensed milk.
Step 4: Heat your Tablespoon in hot water then measure the syrup into the pot… the hot spoon means that the syrup will just fall into the pot (no mess!).
Step 5: Place pot on a low heat and stir until the sugar is dissolved. At this stage I took over and seriously I would not let a young child near this boiling pot of sugar – the Celebrity Chef, got retrenched and was only re-employed much later to help gobble!
Step 6: Turn up the heat slightly and stir frantically for about five minutes. Don’t make it too hot or forget to stir or you will get little fleks of dark toffee in your smooth fudge mixture (Ahem!).
Step 7: Take the fudge off the heat and stir your capful of vanilla essence through the mixture. Pour it out into a large flat dish and leave it in the fridge to set. Once it has set cut it into small (but not too small!!!) blocks and feast away.
And you are done!!! I don’t have to make any suggestions here: guzzle it up and enjoy it!!!