Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Homemade Christmas fudge...

...with no faffing about with thermometers!

450g icing sugar
100g white marshmallows
2tbspn milk
100g butter
1/2 tsp vanilla essence

This is a really simple recipe. Making some treats is a nice part of preparing for Christmas, especially when they are as tasty as these.

Grease and line a shallow square cake tin, approx 7inch.
Sift the sugar into a large mixing bowl, making a hollow in the middle with the back of a spoon.
Cut the marshmallows in half. Snipping them with kitchen scissors is the easiest way.
Put them in a small an, along with the milk, butter and vanilla.
Heat, stirring with a wooden spoon, until all melted and mixed together.
Pour the mixture into the hollow in the icing sugar, and beat it thoroughly with the wooden spoon.
When it is all combined, with no lumps, then pour it into the tin. Push it into the corners and smooth it out as well as you can.
Stick it in the fridge until it is set. This will take about three hours, but it might be more convenient to leave it overnight.
When set, turn it out on to a chopping board, peel off the lining paper, and chop into bitesize squares.

This fudge will keep nicely for about a week in an airtight container, so would make a nice little gift.

1 comment:

  1. I'm trying this recipe next time I make fudge. No more messing with thermometers for me.