Easy homemade Vanilla fudge recipe

February 19th, 2015

Have a sweet tooth? Well, the good news is that you do not have to rush to the nearby patisserie to get your fill of the sweetness. With easy-to-make recipes at home, you can make your own goodies and they will be filled with the goodness of hand selected products and time-tested recipes.

So, whether it is a celebratory occasion or just the sweet cravings that wake you up in the middle of the night, here are some easy recipes that we think will easily become your go-to-recipes for all things chocolate:

CREAMY VANILLA FUDGE

Ingredients:

  • Granulated sugar – 1 lb
  • Butter – 3 0z
  • Milk – 150 ml
  • Evaporated milk – 6 0z
  • Vanilla extract – few drops
  • Vegetable oil

Method:

  • Take the sugar and tip it into a heavy based pan along with the butter, milk, and evaporated milk. Heat gently and remember to stir frequently until the sugar has completely dissolved.

  • Bring the mixture to a boil without stirring, and continue to boil until the sugar thermometer reads 116°C (240°F). If you do not have a sugar thermometer, you can test the readiness of the fudge by taking a small amount of the sugar syrup and spooning it into iced water – the sugar should immediately curl into a soft ball.

  • Keep stirring the sugar fudge mix so that it does not stick and burn. Then, remove the pan from the heat and add a few drops of the vanilla extract into the mix. Beat the fudge mix with a wooden spatula or spoon until it thickens.

  • Pour the fudge mix into a shallow square tin that has been brushed with a little vegetable oil. Leave it at room temperature for about 10-15 min to set. If you are in a hurry, you can pop the tin into the fridge and cool the fudge faster.

  • Now, cut the fudge into small squares. Cool completely before eating.

  • For decoration, you can use sugar sprinkles or edible sugar pieces. Fruits like frozen strawberries and crushed honeycomb also work well and enhance the subtle vanilla flavouring of the fudge. You can use the fruits as flavouring or just sprinkle them on top while the fudge sets to add the extra crunch.

  • Once you are done, you can seal the fudge pieces in zip-seal bags for storing.

 

Cooking time involved: About 15 min

Total time taken: 35 min

Expert tips:

  • To add a little zing to the fudge, you can sprinkle in some salt while you are cooking. Adding a teaspoon full of sea salt to the mix when it has reached the soft-ball stage will only bring out the delicate flavours.

  • While cooling the fudge in the fridge, do not leave it there for a long time or the sugar will congeal and harden and it will become impossible to cut it into pieces.

Homemade treats are great but if it seems tedious, then online chocolates delivery – does help in moments of crisis! This easy recipe makes great treats for kids, as well as for gifts. So make it, bag it, and share it – after all a sweet tooth deserves a royal treatment doesn’t it?

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