Winter has set in… and the rainy days are endless and … did I mention cabin fever!!! Every time I see a break in the rain I declare we are going for a walk and by the time we have our shoes on it is torrenting down again. So many games of cards have been played and EVERY library book has been read – but no chance of a walk to the library in this weather. Needless to say we needed a treat and in the last week of the month the cupboard can seem pretty bare… but there was a lone, unmarked can.. specially saved for a day like this!!!
I broke all the rules, and used our microwave for something apart from its usual job as the bread bin… and we created:
The Fastest Fudge in the World
Let’s Meet the Players:
- 1 can of condensed milk
- 125g butter
- 500g packet of castor sugar
- 5ml (1 teaspoon) vanilla essence
Let’s Play the Game:
- Pop the sugar, butter and condensed milk into a large microwave-proof bowl.
- Place the bowl into the microwave on high for about two minutes.
- Then using a wooden spoon, stir the ingredients together. They will make a sticky sauce.
- Now on high, microwave your sauce for about nine minutes. It will bubble to the surface – watch it constantly, and when the mixture is close to the top of the bowl then stop and stir it down again. About every thirty seconds you will need to stop and give the sauce a quick stir.
- If you get distracted – this will happen very easily – you have to watch it constantly!!!
- After nine minutes take the sauce out of the microwave and leave it to stand for about a minute. Then add a teaspoon of vanilla essence and stir well.
- Pour the mixture into a very well-greased flat bottomed dish and hide it away to cool!!!
- Once it has cooled cut it into blocks and enjoy…
I could say store in an air tight container, but I won’t… it doesn’t last long enough to store. And as the father person says: “Give up blogging, just make fudge…” It is that good!!!
P.S. This recipe gets dangerously hot… if you are brave enough to let your kids make it, then don’t leave them unattended for a second.