Homemade Festive Fudge
14 December 2011
Christmas nowadays seems to be all about the presents – giving and receiving but what do you get that special someone who has almost everything they could ever wish for? or whenmoney is tight, how can your gift still carry that ‘awwwwe’ factor??? Well, it’s become very fashionable to make home-made food gifts to give away at Christmas or take to parties – not only do they have a charming personality to them, they also carry the ‘awwwwwwe’ factor, making them unique and individual. To me, fudge makes a great gift – put in your friends’ favourite chocolate, dried fruits, marshmallows, spice things up with some chilli? (add anything you want) and give them a sweet treat this Christmas.
Here’s a really simple white chocolate and cranberry fudge recipe I made this week, give it a try and let me know how you get on (tweet a pic please! :)
This recipe makes easily 30 pieces.
Using just four ingredients:
- 400g can condensed milk
- 500g white chocolate
- 150g dried cranberries, chopped
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
- Line an 18cm square tin with parchment paper (baking paper is fine too). Place the condensed milk and chocolate pieces in a saucepan and stir over a low heat until smooth (takes about 10-15 minutes).
- Remove from the heat, add the cranberries and vanilla and mix really well. Pour into the tin and refrigerate overnight before cutting into chunky square pieces.
This is no cook fudge, you’re just melting the ingredients and there you go! Simple and easy….tastes delicious too. By the way, I thought I’d be innovative and used my ice cube trays as the mould but the fudge cubes were a little tricky to pop out (maybe use some walnut oil to grease this up from sticking) – so you might just want to stick with the square tin but you can’t say I’m not being original).