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Today Is Fudge Day!

Fudge Day is Mmmmm. There are so many different types of this delicious treat available it makes it really difficult to choose one. What is sometimes referred to as Scottish fudge is not really a true fudge and is actually called Tablet. Tablet is an absolute sugar rush, but its making my mouth water just writing about it.

 

Fudge flavours can be virtually anything. There is strawberry fudge or strawberry with chocolate fudge base. Vanilla, peanut butter, lemon n lime, rocky road, choc orange, cinnamon, choc hazelnut, marshmallow, coconut almond and the list goes on and on.

 

Visit the Candy Cow in Cowaramup for a great selection and free tasting of delicious hand-made fudges.

 

Here is my recipe for Tablet. Don’t let your kids eat it before bedtime!

 

Ingredients

 

    450g white sugar

    185ml evaporated milk

    a pinch of salt

    1/2 teaspoon of vanilla essence

    125g milk chocolate buttons or chocolate chips

 

 

Method

 

Butter a 20cm shallow square cake tin and fill a shallow roasting tin with cold water.

 

Place the sugar in a heavy-based medium pan (don’t use non-stick) with the milk. Heat gently, stirring occasionally, until all the sugar is dissolved. Do not let it boil before sugar dissolves or it will crystallise.

 

Bring to the boil and leave it boiling for about 20 minutes or until it hits 118 degrees C on a sugar thermometer.

 

Quickly stand the the pan in the cold water and stir in salt and vanilla essence.

 

Remove the pan from the water and beat the mixture as it begins to go grainy around the edge of the pan. This is crucial, Dont beat it too much, or the mixture will not pour; if not beaten enough it will be chewy.

 

Stir in the chocolate mixing well.

 

Pour mixture into the prepared tin and allow it to cool a bit till almost set. Mark the squares on the top and leave it until it is completely cold, then cut into squares and store in an airtight container.

 

Be warned. Its very moreish!

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