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April A to Z gluten free vegetarian treats: V is for vanilla fudge

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I have only made fudge once before and it was ok, not fab: just ok. I wanted a simple recipe that didn’t involve sugar thermometers or too much washing up.

This recipe uses the microwave! At 8 minutes the mixture was still very pale and I was a bit worried but at 10 minutes once I had stirred away all the bubbles it was a beautiful fudge colour!
Ingredients
125g butter, melted
350g caster sugar
1 tin condensed milk (397g)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Method
Combine butter, caster sugar and vanilla extract in a microwave safe bowl.

Add condensed milk – do not stir.
Microwave on high for about 10 minutes (stop every minute to stir – so 10 times in total) or until golden brown. Keep watch in case it boils over (open the door and it will deflate again) and be careful: it will be HOT!!!

Allow to cool slightly and beat with a wooden spoon until the fudge starts to set.

Pour into a tin lined with baking paper and allow to set before cutting into squares.

Mine was a bit gooey and didn’t come off the paper very well but then I put it in the fridge and it was easy to cut up and came off the paper with no problems. It tasted amazing!

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5 comments

  1. Sarah Howe

    This is so simple yet looks so tasty! I think even I could manage it 🙂 thanks for sharing with #bloggersbest

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