This is a really easy recipe for fudge. You don’t need any special equipment, just a saucepan and spoon! You can flavour it any way you like by adding the flavouring (such as vanilla extract) at the end. However, I decided to make up a Christmassy flavour so this is what I went for…
- 300 ml milk
- 350 g sugar
- 100 unsalted butter
- Zest 2 clementines
- Half tsp ground ginger
- Half tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 tsp amaretto or brandy
Add the first three ingredients to a large pan (when hot it will boil up and it is therefore important to choose a large pan with plenty of room) and heat over a low to medium heat until the sugar has dissolved and the butter has melted. Stir every minute or so to make sure everything is mixed.
Once the sugar has dissolved, turn the heat up and boil the mixture, stirring every few minutes to make sure it doesn't stick on the bottom.
Keep boiling until the mixture thickens and darkens...when it is ready the mixture will pull away from the bottom of the pan as you stir.
Take off the heat and stir in the remaining ingredients, then leave the mixture to cool for 5 minutes.
Beat the mixture with a spoon for approx. 10 minutes until the mixture looses its sheen and starts to thicken.
Quickly pour the mixture into a lined tin approx. 20cm by 20cm although if you don't have one you can just pour it out onto a lined baking tray. Smooth the surface and leave to cool.
Cut into pieces once cooled.