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Fastest Fudge in the World… in Se7en Steps…

June 26th, 2013 · 19 Comments

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:


  1. Pop the sugar, butter and condensed milk into a large microwave-proof bowl.
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  3. Place the bowl into the microwave on high for about two minutes.
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  5. Then using a wooden spoon, stir the ingredients together. They will make a sticky sauce.
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  7. 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.
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  9. If you get distracted – this will happen very easily – you have to watch it constantly!!!
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  11. 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.
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  13. Pour the mixture into a very well-greased flat bottomed dish and hide it away to cool!!!
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  15. 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.

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19 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Sue // Jun 26, 2013 at 8:55 am

    I cannot resist fudge so will definitely be making this recipe 🙂 I smiled when I saw your post – yesterday my daughter attended an NGO sponsored course on how to become an entrepeneur. When she came home after her first day there, I suggested she start making fudge and selling it. I was not expecting her reply: “Mom, you’re thinking small!!!!!” Oh to be a teenager again!

  • 2 se7en // Jun 26, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Oh Sue that is the funniest!!! There is a lady who sells fudge in our area and makes a living out of it… tremendously hard work!!! But when my eldest sold muffins at church last year to raise funds for teen camp… his Saturdays were spent baking but his earnings were impressive!!! Costs were covered and he sailed out the door!!! Experience says: folks love home-baked!!! Would love to know what she chooses to create!!! Have a fabulous week!!!

  • 3 Sue // Jun 26, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Well done to your son! I’m taking notes!

  • 4 Irene // Jun 26, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    hehehe – that “Unmarked” tin – how did you know what it contained, or were you sneaky enough to remove the label once you had bought the supply and you just knew?? That way you knew it would be left behind by the end of the month because everyone would be too scared to open it, in case it contained beans? 😉

    I also love the “hide it away to cool” bit 🙂 I know that treats and eats do not last long at all in your household – out the oven and gone 🙂

  • 5 tricia // Jun 26, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    Sounds delicious. I think we’ll try it.

  • 6 se7en // Jun 27, 2013 at 12:25 am

    Well worth the effort, Tricia!!! Enjoy!!!

  • 7 se7en // Jun 27, 2013 at 12:27 am

    I tell you Sue, the kids of today sure have their heads a lot more focused than I ever did!!! There is a lot to learn from them!!! Have a great day!!!

  • 8 se7en // Jun 27, 2013 at 12:31 am

    Oh Irene… Unfortunately my kids love and adore beans and would add a can to anything given the chance!!! But I do keep one or two cans with the labels off for emergency situations – as one does in a house of ten!!! And it isn’t so much that the treat would vanish during the cooling off time – but would become smothered in eager little fingerprints!!! I dare say, a tray of this stuff wouldn’t last long in any household, it was tempting mot to make a duble batch!!! Hope you have a fun week!!!

  • 9 Debbie // Jun 27, 2013 at 9:13 am

    Not good to read this while trying to stick to a low-carb diet, and I think I’ve just found a use to tip me over to totally “needing” one of those LeCreuset bowl/jugs! I hope you enjoy a bit more sunshine today.

  • 10 se7en // Jun 28, 2013 at 8:31 am

    Oh Debbie… Get one already!!! Actually I would like a shelf with one of every color on it!!! Seriously, we have two and we use them for everything – EVERYTHING!!! Porridge, custard – fudge!!! – salads, serving dish for almost everything – just totally fabulous!!! Hope you have a fun weekend!!! Looks like we have sunshine!!!

  • 11 katherine marie // Jun 30, 2013 at 6:14 am

    I am sooooo excited to try this!!!! I will only be able to make this once or maybe twice because I can’t let food like this around me for long… I want to gooble it all up and I imagine that I would have ZERO will power over this!!!!! I need to figure out if I can get that special sugar and the US conversions… then I’m on it! THANKS to my sweeties across the globe! xoxoxoxo

  • 12 se7en // Jun 30, 2013 at 8:17 am

    Oh Katherine Marie – It is totally fab!!! And resistance is impossible… Just do not taste it while you are making it… temptation is well high, but you will biurn yourself!!! Be careful out there and enjoy!!!

  • 13 Love and Lollipops // Jul 7, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    We make this fudge too. Slightly different method and we use normal sugar. It’s absolutely delicious! I had such a laugh at the Father Person’s comment, as I can imagine our Father Person saying the exact same thing :). Agree with you about the dangerously hot – and not being tempted to taste!
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  • 14 se7en // Jul 8, 2013 at 9:14 am

    Oh Love and Lollipops, I am so glad that you enjoy fudge just as much as we do!!! Now my kids know how easy it is, oh dear, I think we are going to be making a lot more fudge in the near future!!! Hope you have a great week!!!

  • 15 Robyn // Jul 12, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    Always wanted to try making fudge but never had a sugar thermometer. This looks awesome. What size tin of condensed milk is used? Thanks

  • 16 se7en // Jul 13, 2013 at 3:47 am

    Robyn, I am so with you, fudge always looked to complicated on the stove top!!! I don’t have a can at the moment, but I think it contains about a cup and a half – really sorry I will have to check it out and get back to you!!! Otherwise hope you have a fab day!!!

  • 17 Kate // Aug 15, 2013 at 4:03 am

    I love the father person’s quote. 😉

  • 18 se7en // Aug 15, 2013 at 9:25 am

    Oh Kate… Isn’t that the truth!!! Hope you are all having a good week!!!

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