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Tuesday 4 June 2013

Nautical week - sea salt fudge

I hope you do not think this is a cop out.  White baking parchment wrapped with ribbon.
The contents are awesome!
Everyone would love a parcel like this. 

Firstly let me explain, I have never made fudge before, but Bev and I have been on rather a fudge kick of late. Most Monday mornings we share our fudge bounty from our weekend trips. 
While in Dartmouth, I found some sea salt fudge and it was to die for.  Very expensive and did not last very long!  Bev had a brain wave and said "Make some Ali".

Ooh er missus, so I gave it a whirl. I almost wished I hadn't, this fudge is so good we cannot stop eating it! I came home from work yesterday and made a second batch.


I am not a cook, so would not dream of a tutorial but here are the details of the fudge.

  • Nautical Ribbon
  • White baking paper
  • 397g can of condensed milk
  • 150ml Milk
  • 450g Demerara sugar
  • 115g Butter
  • 1½ tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract

1. Grease and line a 20cm baking tin.

2.  Place the sugar, milk, butter and condensed milk into a large heavy-based sauce pan.
Stir over a low heat until the sugar has dissolved.
Over a low heat bring to the boil, stirring all the time and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
Stir continuously during this time, making sure you scrape across the bottom of the pan.

Test the fudge by dropping a small amount into cold water.  If it forms a ball it is set.

3.  Take off the heat and stir in 1 tsp of sea salt and 1 tsp of vanilla extract.

4.  Allow to cool for about 5mins.

5.  This stage is the hard bit!  Beat the fudge mixture until it becomes thick and grainy.
You can feel the difference in the texture as you beat.

6.  Pour into the prepared baking tin. 

7.  Sprinkle over ½ tsp of sea salt and slightly press into the fudge with the back of a spoon.

8.  Leave to cool and set. (Although it is very nice warm as well!)

9.  Cut into squares or oblongs, wrap in baking paper and wrap with ribbon.

I made another batch of this fudge last night, and it was not a fluke.
It tasted just as good as the first batch!


Which ribbon would you wrap your fudge up with?
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ummmmmm..........can I get away with keeping all this fudge to myself.
Nope - it's made for sharing 

1 comment:

  1. Wrap it with wouldn't last that long for sure!!? For the sake of research I am off to make some now, will check out the flavour and make a decision on the ribbon afterwards!!


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