Saturday, 14 January 2012

Caramel Fudge

Santa brought me a Junior MasterChef Fudge Making Kit for Christmas. It came with a silicon fudge mould, a measuring cup, a wooden spoon and four recipe cards.  Luckily Mum had all the ingredients we needed to make Caramel Fudge, so that's what I made first. 

Here's what you need - 

100 grams of butter
395 gram can of condensed milk
Half a cup of milk
1 tablespoon of golden syrup
2 cups of caster sugar
Half a teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence

And here's how you make it (remember, if you're a kid like me, you'll need an adult to supervise and help with some tasks) - 

1. Gather all your ingredients and spray your tray/mould with some cooking spray.

2. Cut the butter into squares and then melt the butter and golden syrup in a medium sized saucepan. 

3. Add the milk, sugar, condensed milk and salt to the saucepan. Using a wooden spoon, stir the mixture until the sugar dissolves. 
4. Bring the mixture to the boil, making sure to stir all the time.  Reduce the heat and simmer the mixture for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring consistently. 

5. Testing the fudge - you'll definitely need a grown up's help here! Spoon a small amount of the mixture into a bowl of ice cold water.  If the ball is soft and can be rolled into a ball shape, then it's ready. If it doesn't then cook for another minute or two. 
6. When it is ready, remove from the heat and add the vanilla essence. Stir it with the wooden spoon until it is combined. 
7. Pour the fudge into a bowl and beat with an electric mixer for about 5 minutes until it starts to cool and set. 

8. Carefully pour the mixture into the measuring jug, and use it to pour even amounts of fudge into your tray.  Be careful!  It's comes out fast!

9. Chill the fudge for 1 hour in the fridge, and when it's firm, pop them out of the moulds and enjoy!

My Mum and my step-Dad said it was the best fudge they'd ever tasted!  It didn't last long in this house either. Maybe I need to make some more?