Ultimate Fudge

    45 min

    Carnation Condensed Milk gives the perfect texture and traditional flavour to your fudge. Box them up and give them to your friends at Christmas and everyone will be asking you for the recipe!


    Surrey, England, UK
    15 people made this

    Serves: 20 

    • 397g can Carnation Condensed Milk
    • 150ml (¼ pt) milk
    • 450g (1 lb) demerara sugar
    • 115g (4 oz) butter
    • Optional ingredients
    • 150g (5 oz) halved glace cherries and 55g (2 oz) chopped stem ginger
    • 150g (5 oz) chopped dark chocolate and 85g (3 oz) toasted hazelnuts
    • 150g (5 oz) raisins soaked in 3 tbsp rum (until they have absorbed the rum)

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Grease and line the base of a 20cm (8”) square tin with baking parchment.
    2. Heat the milks, sugar and butter in a large, non-stick saucepan over a low heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves completely. Bring to the boil and simmer over a low heat for 10-15 minutes, stirring continuously and scraping the base of the pan, until a soft ball of fudge is formed when a little of the mixture is dropped into a jug of ice-cold water.
    3. Remove from the heat and beat the fudge until thick and grainy (about 10 minutes).
    4. Gently stir in the remaining ingredients. Pour into the prepared tin and leave to cool before cutting into squares.

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    tastes great! my father in law lent me his jam making thermometer and i found it took about 25 minutes to get to soft ball stage. its the first time ive ever made fudge so overall im very pleased, thanks for sharing your recipe!  -  10 Feb 2012


    this fudge came out perfect, left it plain for first attempt, everyone loved it, i'v had requests to make more, which i will be doing  -  19 Jul 2012


    Yes, much love for this fudge. I used toasted walnuts and dark chocolate. A digital thermometer is essential to accurately reach 115 degree soft ball stage. There will be no problems setting after reaching this temperature. Easy and delicious.  -  14 Jun 2012

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