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Se7en Make Fudge in a Flash…

October 15th, 2009 · 21 Comments

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…

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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:

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Let’s Meet The Players: These measurements are all according to our little chef so don’t panic if you are slightly off…

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  • 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:

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Step 1: Pour your sugar into a pot.

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Step 2: Measure and add your butter.

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Step 3: Add in your can of condensed milk.

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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!).

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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!

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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!).

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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.

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And you are done!!! I don’t have to make any suggestions here: guzzle it up and enjoy it!!!

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21 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ash // Oct 17, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    Yummmmmm…..
    I always seem to make fudge around this time of year – makes a yummy pressie for some of those family friends (dads) who it’s difficult to find gifts for. You’re using a similar recipe to mine. I tend to leave out the syrup as I think it tastes more vanilla-ey and nicer without it. It’s also YUM if you stir in a slab of choc just at the end before pouring it out to set. Oooh, now I think I’ll head off and see if I have a tin of condensed milk in the pantry….

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  • 3 se7en // Oct 18, 2009 at 12:22 am

    Hi A… I am making every effort to make sure that no cans of condense milk come into our house!!! But we may have to try that chocolate idea… hmmm it does sound very good!!!

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  • 11 Vida // Jan 10, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    I was so eager to make this but unfortunatelly it didn’t came out as it was supposed to. We ate it as a sauce, as it didn’t harden. What did we do wrong?

  • 12 se7en // Jan 12, 2014 at 2:14 am

    Vida, I have no idea why yours didn’t set, perhaps it didn’t boil quite long enough… we have never had a fail with this recipe. What I can say is that it must have made a delicious sauce. wishing you all the best for a great weekend!!!

  • 13 Vida // Feb 14, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    Could you tell me how big is your can of milk in grams or in mililitres. We didn’t have a can so perhaps this was a reason for our failure. Thanks.

  • 14 se7en // Feb 16, 2014 at 2:52 am

    Hi Vida, I took a while to reply because I went to the store and bought some condense milk just to check… our cans of condense milk are 385 grams. I hope that helps and wish you every success with the recipe!!! Have a fun weekend!!!

  • 15 Vida // May 9, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    Thank you. I tried one more time and this time it worked. Unfortunatedly (or not:)) nobody liked it except me. So I ate it all (over fortnight). Have a wonderful weekend.

  • 16 se7en // May 9, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    Oh Vida, I am so glad that it worked out and thank you for reminding me of it… it is very cold and wet here and the perfect weekend to make a batch!!! I have no idea how you managed to make it last two weeks!!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend too…

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  • 18 Marcia (123 blog) // Jun 2, 2014 at 10:28 am

    okay, my friend, I’m going to try. This has got to be IT.

    I have a long record of failed fudge attempts – hopefully that was the last fail.

    I will Instagram 🙂
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  • 19 se7en // Jun 2, 2014 at 11:06 am

    Oh Marcia… Wishing you all the best!!! I should make some in solidarity!!! Hope it goes well… Seriously, watch and stir!!! Wishing you all the best on your fudge adventure!!!

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