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Milk Fudge

ingredients

makes about 900 g (2 lb)
1 1/4 cup (1/2 pint) 300 ml milk
3 1/2 cups (800 g) 1 3/4 lb sugar
1 stick (8 Tbsp)4 oz (100 g) butter
2 tsp (10 ml) vanilla flavouring

method

1. Pour the milk into a heavy-based saucepan and bring slowly to the boil. Add the sugar and butter. Heat slowly, stirring all the time, until the sugar dissolves and the butter melts. Bring to the boil, cover and boil for 2 minutes.

2. Uncover, and continue to boil steadily, stirring occasionally, for 10 - 15 minutes, until a little of the mixture, dropped into a cup of cold water, forms a soft ball when rolled between finger and thumb.

3. Remove from the heat. Stir in the vanilla flavouring. Leave to cool for 5 minutes.

4. Beat the fudge until it just begins to lose its gloss and is thick.

5. Transfer to a buttered 18 cm (7 inch) square tin. Mark into squares when cool. Cut up with a sharp knife when firm and set. Store in an airtight container.

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Recipie comments
posted by alice thompson @ 03:25PM, 1/20/09
Lovely recipie and i think that all your recipies should be rated 10 out of 10
YUMMMY!
posted by caz @ 12:36PM, 5/03/09
Easiest way to make fudge ive seen thank you :D
Hmmm
posted by oh dear @ 06:07PM, 6/10/10
Followed the recipe but my fudge looks nothing like the picture. I expected it to be chewy fudge but its brittle. maybe i did it wrong?
Yes, yes, YES!
posted by iloveit @ 03:17PM, 4/17/11
This is an amazing fudge recipe. i love the soft, sweet fudge i created. very easy.
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posted by tsk tsk @ 05:05PM, 11/12/11
We followed the recipe and we also expected it to be chewy but its grainy and not very good.
Be careful!
posted by Natalie @ 07:32AM, 2/14/12
MAKE SURE YOU USE A LARGE PAN!!! Mixture expands when boiling, i didnt realise just how much! After a very messy hob and burnt hand, I am now back on track haha! fingers crossed it works out!
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