What an incredible Christmas day. Following on from on from a magnificent get together with family last night and a memorable sing song with my Nana on piano, this Christmas is shaping up as an absolute cracker. Today was filled with such thoughtful gifts from family and friends which has made me feel beyond lucky. I may need an extension to my kitchen to fit all my new tools, gadgets and gizmos thanks to the very generous man in the big red suit. We're having a late dinner this year to ensure we've all worked up quite the appetite, but at this stage in the day, I have to say I'm starving! So wishing all my readers a very Merry Christmas and look forward to a food filled 2013!
FestiveWhite Chocolate Fudge
1 tin of condensed milk (397g)
450g light brown sugar
40g white chocolate
Green food colouring (optional)
1. Line a 16cm sqaure tin (or similar) using grease proof paper and grease well with olive oil or
2. Melt the butter, sugar and condensed milk in a saucepan over a medium heat stirring
continuously until the mixture boils. Then reduce to a low heat so the mixture is simmering
and continue to stir for 10 minutes. At this stage, add green food colouring if desired.
3. When the mixture reaches the soft-ball stage, remove from the heat and steep the base of
the saucepan in cold water, whilst mixing the fudge with a hand mixer on a high speed for a
further 10 minutes until the mixture cools completely. At this point the mixture should appear
grainy and thick.
4. Place half of the mixture into the prepared tin, then sprinkle the grated white chocolate,
followed by the remainder of the mixture. Leave to cool, then place in the fridge for 3-4 hours
to set. Cut into squares (approximately 36 pieces) and serve.
When adding any mixture to a lined tin as shown, add a little mixture to each corner to begin with before filling in the centre of the tin. This will prevent the lining at the sides caving in and make filling the lined tin much easier.