I remember the first time I went to London. My mom won a trip for 2 and because she couldn’t decide who to take, we went with the whole family.
There was one market with a small store full of candy and as the sugar addict that I am, I had to go in. There was a display full of fudge. Like 12 different flavors and colors and everything!
We all took two pieces and tried it from each other. I liked it from the first bite, so it was no miracle that I went back the next day to get some more. I think I spent half of my vacation money on fudge.
When I started baking 2 years later, I just knew I had to make it. Sometimes I dreamt about that perfect delicious English fudge, do you know that feeling?
So after a lot of trying and failing, I found this recipe and perfected it to my taste.
It is pretty hard to get the right kind of firmness, mine are always a bit to soft, but I kinda like it. One time, I will get it totally right!
So try your best, it is not that hard, except for stopping mixing at the right time. I have to say it is a lot easier to get right if you use a candy thermometer.
- 200 grams of light brown suger I used raw cane sugar
- 100 grams of powdered sugar
- 80 grams of butter
- 400 grams of condensed / concentrated milk
- bit of salt
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract or bean
- Line a baking tray from 20×20 cm with baking paper.
- Put all the sugar, milk and butter in a pan and bring it to a boiling point.
- Keep the heat low and stir now and then.
- When the sugar is completely melted, check for the temperature.– With a candy thermometer, it has to reach 115 degrees.– When you drop a bit in ice water and it holds its shape, it is also alright.
- Take it off the fire and start mixing. Keep mixing until the fudge is getting a bit thicker.
- Pour everything in the baking sheet and let it cool down. Depending on everything this can take 30 minutes to 2 hours.
- Cut in pieces and enjoy!
- While cooking, add cinnamon or booze
- After pouring it in the tray, add oreo crumbs, chocolate chips or something else!
The original recipe for this English Fudge is from a Dutch food blogger and you can find it here. It is in dutch though and I changed it up a bit. Feel free to check it out! I use a lot of her recipes as they are just awesome!
This batch I made with a bit of cinnamon instead of vanilla, simply because it is freaking hard to find vanilla in Spain! So why not get a bit creative!
Let me know how it went and what kind of variation you made!
Don’t forget to pin it for later!