How To make a delicious, creamy, vanilla fudge
This home-made recipe will have your taste buds singing. It is also quick and easy to make on your own or with the children.
What you'll need:
1lb granulated sugar
85g (3oz) butter
150ml (1/4 pt milk
175g (6oz) evaporated milk
A few drops of vanilla extract
A little vegetable or butter for greasing
Add the sugar, butter, milk and the evaporated milk into a heavy based saucepan and heat gently, stirring often, until the sugar has dissolved.
Bring to the boil on the lowest heat, stirring occasionally. Continue to boil on a very low heat, for about 15 to 20 minutes.
You will know when the fudge mixture is done, and ready to set by doing a 'soft ball' test.
To do a soft ball test, have a prepared dish or saucer of cold water, drop a little of the mixture into the cold water, and it should form into a soft ball
If a soft ball is formed, take the pan off the heat, add the vanilla extract and beat with a wooden spoon until thickened. This will not take very long.
Pour into a well greased shallow dish or baking tray and leave to set for 10-15 minutes. It will set quicker in the fridge.
Mark the fudge into large or small squares with a sharp knife and leave to cool completely.
You will know if sugar has dissolved by scraping the spoon on the bottom of the pan, it will not have a crunchy texrure.
The fudge mixture get's very hot - be careful when handling the mixture, especially if making this with children.